Centennial Plan

The Future of Scripps:

When Scripps College was founded in 1926, it was one of few institutions in the West dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth. Today, Scripps is a healthy, vibrant institution with a treasured legacy and a promising future. We value our thriving community of scholars who contribute to society through lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

Today we have the opportunity to reinforce our commitment to our legacy, our values, and our mission, while we look ahead to its future through the Scripps Centennial plan.

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Mission of the College

The mission of Scripps College is “to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.”

Message from the President

Central to the creation and adoption of a new strategic plan for the College was community input. College-wide participation was invaluable throughout the strategic planning process, and we have developed several opportunities for engagement and feedback as we consistently think about Scripps’ evolution and potential. Your ideas, observations, and perspectives are crucial to envisioning Scripps’ future, and I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities available to remain engaged as we continue to implement the plan over the coming years.


Updates

August 4, 2021

IDEA Initiative Update

The IDEA initiative continues its work within and beyond the Scripps community to expand support for Black students, elevate the community’s consciousness abo...

August 4, 2021

New Data Science Minor

A new data science minor was instituted as part of the Innovative Learning Initiative. New courses include two Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative (M...

January 1, 2021

IDEA Initiative Offers Educational Opportunities

The IDEA Initiative is offering educational opportunities to faculty and staff through USC’s Liberal Arts College Race and Equity Leadership Alliance....

January 1, 2021

Presidential Scholarship January 2021 Update

Met and exceeded initial campaign goal for Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative with more than $10.5 million in supporting gifts and commitments. Now...

August 4, 2019

Computer Science Initiative Update

Scripps partnered with Silicon Valley technology leaders and other liberal arts colleges to help students build fluency in computer and data science as part of ...

August 1, 2019

Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative Launched

The Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative (MIHI) was launched, a new academic program comprising humanities “clinics” or “community courses” ta...

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Centennial Plan Teams

Strategic Planning Committee

  • Chair
  • President Lara Tiedens
  • Vice Chair
  • Denise Nelson Nash '76, Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Students
  • Chiugo Akujuobi '21
  • Faculty
  • Kimberly Drake, Director of the Writing Program and Associate
  • Professor of Writing
  • Jennifer Groscup, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • David Roselli, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Nathalie Rachlin, Professor of French Studies
  • Staff
  • Dean Calvo, Vice President, Business Affairs/Treasurer
  • Binti Harvey, Vice President for External Relations and Institutional Advancement
  • Jamilla Jamison, Director of Enrollment Strategies and Operations
  • Charlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Crystal Jones, Director of Development and Major Gifts
  • Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs
  • Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
  • Junelyn Peeples, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
  • Victoria Romero, Vice President for Enrollment
  • Adrienne Gibson (2017-2018)
  • Lola Trafecanty (2017-2018)


Theme Teams

Inclusive Student Success

  • Co-chairs
  • Jennifer Groscup, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Charlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Myriam J.A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities
  • Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Kevin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Dance
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Daniela Canas Baena '16, formerly Assistant Director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment
  • Neva Barker, Director of Study Abroad and Global Education
  • Mikaela Gallardo '19
  • Barbara Ko ’18

Innovative Learning Organization

  • Co-chairs
  • David Roselli, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Marino Forlino, Assistant Professor of Italian
  • Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music, Professor of Music
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Becky Ballinger, Faculty Administrative Assistant
  • Juliette Cagigas, Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations
  • Bridget Pranzatelli ’18

Distinctive Identity

  • Co-chairs
  • Nathalie Rachlin, Professor of French
  • Binti Harvey, Vice President for External Relations and Institutional Advancement
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
  • Nancy Macko, Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching, Professor of Art
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Jennifer Berklas, Assistant Vice President, Human Capital & Risk Management
  • Jess Butler ’09, Director of Alumnae Engagement
  • Lyanne Dominguez, Lyanne Dominguez ’13, Assistant Director of Admission
  • Julia Kelly ’21

Mission Driven Outreach

  • Co-chairs
  • Kimberly Drake, Associate Professor of Writing
  • Denise Nelson Nash '76, Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Claudia Arteaga, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean and Cultures
  • Kasper Kovitz, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Nancy Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Staff Representatives
  • Roberto Escobar, Director, Scripps College Academy
  • Vicki Klopsch, Executive Director of Laspa Center for Leadership
  • Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs

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