Jamienne S. Studley
In 1999, Jamienne S. Studley became
Skidmore’s sixth president and the first woman to hold that
office. She was previously associate dean of Yale Law School
and general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education.
President Studley led a strategic planning process that established
the College’s direction for the coming decade. The plan outlined
three major goals: enhancing academic quality and faculty-student
interaction; attracting and challenging an increasingly talented,
motivated, and diverse student body; and strengthening the sense
of community and citizenship across the campus.
During the Studley presidency, the College adopted a new core
curriculum and expanded opportunities for international study.
President Studley shepherded the renovation and expansion of
Case Campus Center, the establishment of the Intercultural Center,
and the completion of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum.
Creative Thought Matters.