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Message from the President-elect

April 8, 2015

Mary CampbellTo the Spelman Community,

I am deeply honored to have been elected by the Board of Trustees to serve as the 10th President of Spelman College. In the days following the announcement, I have been the recipient of an outpouring of good wishes and congratulations and I take this opportunity now to thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the Spelman family. 

During my visit to the campus during the search process, I was inspired by the fierce sense of love, pride and high expectations you hold for Spelman College. I am fortunate to join an organization that has been ascendant under the stellar leadership of your current president, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. I am mindful, too, of the challenges we face as we continue to chart an upward path for the College in the coming years. 

As my August 1 arrival approaches, I have begun the process of getting to know details about the many facets of Spelman’s academic and institutional life and its hallowed traditions.  I have much to learn and in the opening months of my tenure, I will be eager to listen and learn from you in order to understand what steps we will need to take as a community to keep our traditions strong as we make Spelman soar. 

Until then, enjoy the end-of-year celebrations. I look forward to greeting you in the fall.

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.
Spelman College