In June, Mark Herron completed a four-year term as chair of the Board. He has been a trustee of the College since 1997, inspired by his mother’s devotion to Scripps. Jeannette “Jan” Pierson Herron ’45 majored in mathematics and was one of the College’s earliest proponents of the inclusion of STEM as an integral part of a liberal arts education. She served as an alumna trustee from 1968 until 1973. Herron skillfully led the Board during a time of substantial growth and change at Scripps, which included:
- Launching the More Scripps Campaign, the largest and most ambitious in Scripps’ history
- Expanding the admission policy to consider applicants who self-identify as women
- Constructing Schow Hall, ushering in a new era of sustainable building
- Adding “immigration status” to the Non-Discrimination article in the College bylaws
- Coordinating the community-wide development and creation of a new strategic plan for the College, which will be announced next year
Herron will continue his service on the Board. In celebration of his tenure as chair and in honor of his service and leadership, the Board established the Mark Herron Endowed Scholarship Fund earlier this spring.