President of Washington & Jefferson College to retire
May 6, 2016 5:21 PM
Dr. Tori Haring-Smith standing by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Dan Rooney in an honorary ceremony.
Tori Haring-Smith, the 12th president of Washington & Jefferson College, today announced she will retire June 30, 2017.
Ms. Haring-Smith was appointed head of the Washington County liberal arts school in January 2005.
In announcing her retirement, Washington & Jefferson touted its enrollment growth, campus upgrades and increased global presence during her tenure. She helped create the Magellan Project, which offers students independent study abroad and travel opportunities, internships, and advanced research fellowships.
"W&J has advanced under Dr. Haring-Smith's leadership, through the physical aspect of constructing new, state-of-the-art facilities for our students, as well as through the introduction of unique programming, particularly in the globalization of the campus," Richard T. Clark, Board of Trustees chair said in prepared remarks. "Her leadership and her dedication to these initiatives has been very important."
Ms. Haring-Smith previously served as the vice president for educational affairs at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and had a 25-year classroom career on campuses that include Brown University and American University in Cairo, Egypt.
"I've loved my time here, and it has been such an honor to be the leader this outstanding institution," Ms. Haring-Smith said in a news release, in which she also thanked the board, alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students. "I will always remain tied to W&J in my heart."
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