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Lynn Pasquerella | President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Lynn Pasquerella | President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Current Position and Past Experience
Lynn Pasquerella is currently President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and has been in this position since 2016. A philosopher whose career has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, she has continuously demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring that all students have access to excellence in liberal education, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

She joined the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island in 1985, rising rapidly through the ranks to the positions of vice provost for research, vice provost for academic affairs, and dean of the graduate school. In 2008, she was named provost of the University of Hartford. In 2010, she was appointed the eighteenth president of Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella’s presidency of Mount Holyoke was marked by a robust strategic planning process; outreach to local, regional, and international constituencies; and a commitment to a vibrant campus community.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Pasquerella is a graduate of Quinebaug Valley Community College, Mount Holyoke College, and Brown University. She has received honorary doctorates from Elizabethtown College, Bishop’s University, the University of Hartford, the University of South Florida, the University of Rhode Island, and Concordia College.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Lynn is an avid Red Sox fan and enjoys swimming, singing, and going to the theater.

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