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President Mary Schmidt Campbell

President CampbellA leader in education, the arts, and the public sector for nearly 40 years, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., began her tenure as the 10th president of Spelman College Aug. 1, 2015.

Prior to being appointed president, Dr. Campbell was dean emerita of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy. In her over two decades as dean, Tisch vaulted to the top echelon of university art schools. While at Tisch, she invented new fields of study, fostered collaboration between art and technology, and increased the diversity of both the faculty and the student body.

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President's Update

  • 11/15/2016
    Now that we are one week away from the national elections, I share with the Spelman community a note that I sent to the Spelman Board of Trustees regarding the years ahead of us....read more


Spelman Receives $1.25 Million Grant from UNCF to Improve Career Outcomes of Graduates

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#UNCFCPI - UNCF CPI Interview with Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.


Closer Look: Spelman College's Future; And More

President Campbell talks about her plans for the College on ''Closer Look.''

In the News

  • The Not-So-Simple Comeback Story of Pioneering Artist Sam Gilliam
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  • Spelman College Installs 10th President
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  • Meet Spelman College’s New President, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell
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