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Mary Schmidt Campbell Is Next President of Spelman

March 30, 2015
 

Mary Schmidt Campbell (right) has been named as the next president of Spelman College, where she will succeed Beverly Daniel Tatum, who is retiring from the position in July. Campbell, who will assume her new role Aug. 1, has served as executive director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, cultural affairs commissioner in New York City and (most recently) as dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Campbell is part of a family full of academic leaders. Garikai Campbell, one of her sons, is provost of Morehouse College, and George Campbell Jr., her husband, is president emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

 

 
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