President Lara Tiedens

Lara Tiedens began her tenure as president of Scripps College on August 1, 2016, assuming the title of the W.M. Keck Presidential Chair. President Tiedens has implemented initiatives to promote innovative pedagogy, ensure a holistic student experience, cultivate a diverse and inclusive community, and forge strategic partnerships to amplify Scripps’ impact and influence on the advancement of women in society. She led the efforts to develop a new strategic plan to strengthen Scripps’ position as a national leader in liberal arts and women’s education and to reinforce a commitment to the College’s mission, values, and legacy while shaping its future…

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President Tiedens addresses the audience during Family Weekend 2019.

Recent graduates greet President Tiedens following Scripps’ 89th annual Commencement ceremony.

President Tiedens congratulates the awardees during Senior Awards Convocation 2019.

Scripps’ ninth president, Lara Tiedens at her inauguration in 2017.

“If there is any institution capable of proving the value of the liberal arts degree and reshaping the environment for that public debate, it is Scripps College.”