10 months ago
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees have unanimously and enthusiastically elected Joyce P. Jacobsen as the 29th President of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College. Currently serving as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan University, Jacobsen is a renowned scholar of economics, an award-winning teacher and an experienced administrator. With degrees from Harvard, The London School of Economics and Stanford University, and with more than three decades of experience taking on increasingly complex roles in higher education, Jacobsen received the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee. She is the first woman to serve as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.