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Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., began serving as the 11th president of Spelman College on July 1, 2022. Dr. Gayle previously served as president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, from October 2017 to June 2022. Under her leadership, the Trust adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region.

 

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The President's Messages

Dexter King

A Statement from President Helene Gayle on the Passing of Dexter King

Affirmative Action

A Statement from President Helene Gayle on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

Dexter King

A Statement from President Helene Gayle on the Passing of Dexter King

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"In a world where many young women are still denied the right to an education, we can do more to bridge that gap. Data shows that nations that have higher numbers of women who are educated and in leadership positions are more stable, more equitable and less corrupt. I am convinced that Spelman can play a role in helping to bring about that transformation in global leadership. We can do more through new platforms like eSpelman and new partnerships to go beyond the walls of Spelman to expand our ability to bring the world to Spelman and Spelman to the world."
~ Dr. Helene D. Gayle