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January 25, 2019

Community Update from the President

Scripps College Centennial Plan As most of you know, members of the Scripps community have been engaged in developing a new strategic plan for the College. In October 2018, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the plan’s four themes and first 10 initiatives. I am pleased to share the results of our collective efforts with […]

November 6, 2018

Announcement of the Passing of Alumna and Life Trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72

It is with sadness that I announce alumna and Life Trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 passed away on October 31. Born in Hong Kong, Gabrielle arrived at Scripps in 1968 with a strong interest in art and chose to major in art history, spending her junior year abroad at the L’École du Louvre in Paris. Of […]


August 24, 2018

2018 Fall Welcome from the President

The new academic year has arrived, and the campus is coming alive, with preparations for new student orientation programs and events in full swing and students, faculty, and staff returning from summer activities or scholarship. At this time of year, I’m reminded of the considerable opportunity we have at Scripps to continue to build a […]

February 16, 2018

Announcing the Passing of Former Trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, It is with sadness that I announce former trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64 passed away last weekend. Sharon was a beloved trustee from 2004–2010. She was respected for the thoughtful diligence she brought to the Board as a member of the Finance and Investment Committees, as Vice Chair […]

February 12, 2018

Spring 2018 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Happy New Year! Welcome back to campus, and for those of you who are new to the Scripps community, welcome. I hope you had a peaceful and restorative winter break and were able to spend some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. As we begin a new […]

December 8, 2017

Announcing the Passing of Life Trustee Phil Swan

On December 7, Scripps College Life Trustee Phil Swan passed away at the age of 88. Phil’s tenure as a trustee began in 1970, and included membership on all standing committees of the Board. A successful investment counselor, Phil made valuable contributions to Scripps’ financial health and stability and the growth of its endowment. He was […]

September 7, 2017

Interim Leadership for Institutional Advancement

With the upcoming departure of vice president for institutional advancement Michael Archibald, I have asked Binti Harvey to fill the role of interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, effective October 12, 2017. I am pleased that Binti has accepted this interim role, and I have every confidence in her ability to provide continuity and attentive […]

September 5, 2017

Support for Scripps Community in Response to DACA Repeal

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As many of you know, today the President of the United States repealed the Presidential directive that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has dire implications for thousands of students at colleges and universities throughout this nation who have sacrificed, persevered, and excelled to enhance […]

September 1, 2017

Introducing the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

As we continue to monitor and document our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community, we have recognized the need for more robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members. To this end, I have established the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE) to replace the President’s […]