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StudleyJamienne 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.