McCartney named president of Smith

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 09:40 in Psychology & Sociology

Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, will become the next president of Smith College, it was announced today.  McCartney will continue as HGSE dean through the end of this academic year and assume the presidency of Smith on July 1. “I am excited about this new chapter in my life, but I know it will be difficult for me to leave this special community of colleagues and friends,” McCartney said.  “I have enjoyed 13 rewarding years here.  Every Commencement I say that this community is like no other I know: mission-driven, passionate, and steadfast in its focus on education as the civil rights issue of our time. “It is an honor and privilege to lead the Harvard Graduate School of Education as we work, side by side, to improve the lives of learners,” McCartney told the HGSE...

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