Amy Marcus-Newhall, a highly respected senior administrator and professor at Scripps, has agreed to serve as interim president during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Amy Marcus-Newhall is interim president of Scripps College, having served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty since 2010, and as associate dean of faculty from 2000-2006. She joined Scripps in 1992 as a professor of psychology, and is known for her dynamism with students, faculty, and alumnae alike. Marcus-Newhall has earned faculty recognition and achievement awards for her service to Scripps, and has been the recipient of numerous faculty research grants including a Mellon grant for her inter-institutional work on social justice education. She was also named a “Woman of Achievement” in education by the YWCA San Gabriel Valley in 2013.
The Scripps College Board of Trustees is currently conducting a search for the College’s ninth president.