Dartmouth College has elected cognitive scientist Sian Leah Beilock to serve as its first female President in an unprecedented move for the Ivy League college.
Beilock will serve as the 19th president of Dartmouth College.
Chairwoman of the board of trustees, Elizabeth Cahill Lempres, issued a statement saying, "Sian is a leader with the aspirational vision to build our research enterprise, further our tradition of excellence in undergraduate education, and expand our global impact."
Beilock issued a statement following the board's decision saying, "It is an immense honor to join Dartmouth, one of the nation's most storied institutions of higher learning, and I am even more deeply moved by what lies ahead. I am grateful to the board of trustees for their confidence and to all those who have welcomed me so warmly during the search process and shared their profound dedication to the institution."
The decision to elect Dartmouth College's first woman President comes at a time when diversity is a high priority for institutions of higher learning.
Beilock checks important boxes for an Ivy League college in 2022. Hopefully, her time in leadership will prove beneficial to the college and its mission.
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