Kathleen McCartney

Kathleen McCartney

President, Smith College

Kathleen McCartney is the 11th president of Smith College. A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Yale University. Since assuming the Smith presidency in 2013, McCartney has launched important initiatives on college access and affordability, campus discourse, design thinking and the liberal arts, women in STEM, women in business and the capacities students need to succeed and lead. A developmental psychologist, McCartney was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2012.

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