"Wellesley Welcomes Its 14th President with Eager Expectations for the Future," the student newspaper, the Wellesley News, reported.
In their report on Paula Johnson's appointment as incoming president of Wellesley College, USA Today cited sophomore Gabrielle Taylor who said, “For someone who looks like me, a black woman, to become president of Wellesley College—it is so inspiring to me. She truly embodies black excellence.”
The Boston Globe reported “Wellesley College announced Thursday it had appointed Dr. Paula A. Johnson, a Harvard Medical School professor and advocate for women’s health, as its president, making her the first African-American to lead the school. Johnson will become the 14th president of the women’s liberal arts college in July.”