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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

  • 04/10/2017
    It is with great pleasure that I share the recognition of Margery Ganz, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2017 Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award....read more


Spelman president: There are many benefits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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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: New Ga. Reps; Spelman's President; And More

Beginning at approximately at the 9:09 time stamp, Dr. Campbell discusses the first year of her presidency and how liberal arts colleges address current concerns about funding.

Closer Look: Spelman College's Future and More

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

In the News

  • Closer Look: New Ga. Reps; Spelman's President; And More
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  • Spelman President: There are Many Benefits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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  • The Women's Caucus for Art Announces the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards and President's Award for Art and Activism
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