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Nov. 18, 2021

Announcement of Scripps College’s 10th President

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Nov. 15, 2021

In the Media: Judith Wilde ’71 Examines Presidential Hiring Process Trends in Higher Ed Dive

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May. 6, 2021

Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs Update

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Presidential Search


November 18, 2021

Announcement of Scripps College’s 10th President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Suzanne Keen as the 10th president of Scripps College, effective July 1, 2022. She will hold the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980. Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of […]

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November 15, 2021

In the Media: Judith Wilde ’71 Examines Presidential Hiring Process Trends in Higher Ed Dive

In a piece she co-authored for Higher Ed Dive, Judith Wilde ’71, a research professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, found that college and university presidents are growing more diverse and staying for shorter periods.

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May 6, 2021

Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs Update

The presidential search has advanced significantly since our last report on March 1, and we are pleased to share the most recent developments in the search for the 10th president of Scripps College.

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March 1, 2021

Presidential Search Committee Update

As co-chairs of the Scripps Presidential Search Committee, we are pleased to announce that the search for the College’s 10th president is underway. Selecting a president is the Board of Trustees’ paramount responsibility, and the committee is dedicated to a process that will attract a highly qualified and dynamic successor to President Tiedens.

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Announcement of Interim President

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall has agreed to assume this important post for the duration of the search, serving as a special advisor to President Tiedens from April 1-15, and assuming the interim president position effective April 16.

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January 27, 2021

Presidential Search Update

Dear Scripps Community Members, As our community prepares for President Tiedens’ departure from Scripps College and the search for our 10th president, the Board of Trustees will provide periodic updates to keep the community informed about our progress. The selection of a president is the Board’s most important responsibility, and we are committed to a […]

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December 3, 2020

Board Chair Presidential Transition Message

This week, President Lara Tiedens shared her plans to leave Scripps College effective April 15 to become the Executive Director of the Schwarzman Scholars program. The College has flourished during President Tiedens’ tenure, benefitting from her passion for higher education, commitment to gender equity, and expertise in institutional development.

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