Carol Christ Resigning as President
The news is out… Carol Christ has announced that she will resign as President of Smith College in June 2013. Smith has launched an official 12-person search committee to find Smith’s 11th president.
(Upon hearing this, my immediate reaction was, “Leaving? Already? Why, she was just inaugurated in… oh, 2002.. ten years ago…” Time absolutely flies.)
According to the Sophian, Christ said that one of her most notable accomplishments during her tenure as president was the increase in campus diversity, saying, “Smith has become much more diverse. 13% of the class of 2015 are international students and a third are U.S. women of color. A decade ago 8% of our students were international, and 21% were U.S. women of color.”
What do you think Christ’s biggest accomplishments were? Failures? What goals or qualities would you like to see on the the table for the next Smith president?
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