Spelman College Announces 10th President

Spelman President

Dallas , TX – March 30th, 2015

Spelman College Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell as the 10th president of Spelman College.

Over the weekend Spelman College added a new chapter to its remarkable legacy as an HBCU after announcing its 10th President. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell has been a leader in education, the arts and the public sector for nearly 40 years . A graduate of Swarthmore College, Dr. Campbell has a master’s of science degree in art history and a doctorate in humanities from Syracuse University. She is an accomplished scholar and a leader in both the public and non-profit sectors. Throughout her career, Dr. Campbell has been a driver of innovation with a particular commitment to organizations. The next phase of Spelman’s growth calls for a visionary with a solid administrative track record to further elevate Spelman’s leadership on issues of critical importance to our nation.

She is not only a spectacular woman professionally but her personally life is family and HBCU driven.  Dr. Campbell’s father graduated from Cheyney University and went on to serve as president of its council of trustees. She is the mother of three sons, one of whom serves as provost at Morehouse College and who is married to a Spelman alumna.  She has been married for 47 years to Dr. George Campbell, Jr., president emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Dr. Campbell’s appointment is effective August 1, 2015 and will be following  Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum’s 13 years of dedication and service to Spelman College. 

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.