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For 140 years, Spelman College has provided its students with a best-in-class liberal arts experience and is highly regarded as a global leader in higher education. As a historically Black college for women, Spelman’s abiding commitment to academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, ethical leadership and social change has served as a model of institutional sustainability.

Beginning with its founders Harriet Giles and Sophia Packard, Spelman has been led by dynamic, visionary leaders committed to fostering an intellectually stimulating environment that advances diversity and promotes action.  Selecting the next individual to lead the College – Spelman’s 11th president – is both an opportunity and a challenge enthusiastically embraced by the Spelman College Board of Trustees.  As a culture inspired by continuous improvement, Spelman seeks to engage an individual who has an appreciation for and a desire to preserve the institution’s rich legacy and resources, but also one who will boldly and courageously expand the College’s global footprint and strategically support its enlightened evolution.


President Campbell to Retire After 2021-22 Academic Year



A Message from President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.

President Mary Schmidt Campbell August 17, 2021
 
Dear Spelman Community,

Back in 2014, I received a phone call that would change my life. Spelman College invited me to put my hat in the ring to serve as its 10th president. I had always regarded the college as a national treasure and felt deeply honored even to be considered to lead such a historic institution, committed to educating Black women to become global leaders. ...Read the Full Letter

 

A Spelman College Announcement

Spelman President Campbell Retirement Announcement Jazmyn Burton
Spelman College
404-798-5212
jburton8@spelman.edu

ATLANTA (August 17, 2021) -- Today, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College at the end of this academic year, effective as of June 30, 2022.  ... Read the Full Press Release