PAULA a. JOHNSOn
A New Chapter in Wellesley’s History Begins
Paula A. Johnson will be the 14th president of Wellesley
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Elizabeth Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, elected in 2012.
She was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). A law professor for more than 30 years, most recently at Harvard Law School, Senator Warren is the author of ten books, including A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth. She lives with her husband Bruce Mann in Cambridge, MA and has two children and three grandchildren.
Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
As president of Harvard, Faust has expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research. She has broadened the University’s international reach, raised the profile of the arts on campus, embraced sustainability, launched edX, the online learning partnership with MIT, and promoted collaboration across academic disciplines and administrative units as she guided the University through a period of significant financial challenges.
She is the author of six books, including This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008), for which she won the 2009 Bancroft Prize, the New-York Historical Society’s 2009 American History Book Prize, and which was recognized by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2008.” It is the basis for a 2012 Emmy-nominated episode of the PBS American Experience documentaries titled “Death and the Civil War,” directed by Ric Burns.
Kathleen McCartney is the 11th president of Smith College.
Her career and life are testaments to excellence, leadership, and the power of education. Born and raised in a working-class neighborhood in Medford, Massachusetts, McCartney is the eldest of five children. She attended public schools and was the first in her family to go to college, graduating summa cum laude from Tufts in 1977 with a degree in psychology. She had planned to teach elementary school, but a college adviser and mentor encouraged her to pursue graduate studies. McCartney was accepted to Yale University, where she earned both her master’s and her doctoral degrees in psychology.
In 1982, she joined the faculty at Harvard as an assistant professor of psychology. In 2006, McCartney was appointed dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, only the fifth female dean in Harvard’s history.
Women’s Health, NIH
Dr. Vivian Pinn is the director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health.
In 1970, Pinn joined the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine, where she also served as assistant dean for Student Affairs. In 1982, she moved to Washington, D.C., to become professor and chair of the department of pathology at Howard University College of Medicine. In 1991, Dr. Pinn was appointed the first full-time director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health.
In her role as director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pinn has been in the position to ensure that women's health is a high priority at NIH. The appointment heralded the culmination of her lifelong focus on quality healthcare for all.
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