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Princeton University Dean to Discuss Women in College Leadership at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

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March 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in Hamilton College's Taylor Science Center

Event Description

Valerie Smith, dean of the college at Princeton University, will lecture on women’s education and women in college leadership. At Princeton, Smith is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature as well as a professor of English and African American studies.

Smith is the senior officer responsible for Princeton’s undergraduate academic program, including matters of curriculum, the residential college system, the admissions office and the financial aid system. She is one of the highest-ranking women administrators in the Ivy League and is also the founding director of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton.

She is one of the foremost authorities on black women and gender in contemporary literature and the author of many essays and articles as well as three books. A President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching recipient, Smith has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
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