Mount Holyoke President Chosen to Lead AAC&U

January 5, 2016

Lynn Pasquerella (right), a philosopher who started her academic career at a community college and had prominent leadership roles at public and private colleges alike, has been named president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Pasquerella, who will replace Carol Geary Schneider at AAC&U on July 1, is president of Mount Holyoke College, in Massachusetts. She previously was provost of the University of Hartford and graduate dean and a longtime professor of philosophy at the University of Rhode Island. She is also host of the Academic Minute, a podcast series featured on Inside Higher Ed.

The association advocates for undergraduate liberal education at its 1,350 member institutions and across higher education.

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