Spelman President Named White House ‘Champion of Change for College Opportunity’

Dr. Campbell was one of 11 individuals recognized for “important work in their own communities to strengthen access to high-quality education.”

The White House has named Spelman College [a UNCF-member institution] President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., a “Champion of Change for College Opportunity.” Dr. Campbell was among 11 individuals recognized at the White House  on September 30 for “important work in their own communities to strengthen access to high-quality education.”

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.
Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a White House ‘Champion of Change,’” said Dr. Campbell. “During more than 25 years as a leader in higher education, at New York University and now at Spelman College [in Atlanta, GA], I have been associated with two institutions committed to academic excellence and access to education. The mission, in particular, at Spelman, is the education of forward-thinking women of the African Diaspora. We prepare them to be masters in their chosen fields, socially conscious leaders and global citizens.” >> Read More

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