Three Women Take Top Leadership Roles

Amy Marcus-Newhall This summer brought major changes in leadership at the vice-presidential level of the College. As reported in the Scripps Magazine spring issue, Professor of Psychology Amy Marcus-Newhall was named vice president and dean of faculty after Michael D. Lamkin retired as dean in June 2010. Two additional appointments followed:

Rebecca LeeRebecca Lee became interim dean of students on July 1, replacing Vice President and Dean of Students Debra Wood, who, after 12 years of service, became chief student affairs officer at Northwestern University’s Qatar campus this summer.

Lee brings almost 30 years of experience in student development, with specific expertise in the areas of promoting and supporting diversity, career counseling, academic advising, and residential life.

“The mission of Scripps College resonates deeply with my own commitment to the development of young women as our future leaders,” said Lee.

Lee was most recently associate dean of students at Amherst College, serving as assistant director of the career center and pre-law advisor. Prior to working at Amherst, Lee held positions in student affairs at Oberlin College, UC Davis, and University of Pennsylvania.

Pat GoldsmithPatricia F. Goldsmith was named vice president for institutional advancement for Scripps College, effective July 1, 2010. Goldsmith most recently served as the College’s vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communication. In that role, she increasingly attracted and enrolled top students to Scripps and raised the College’s visibility among important constituencies.

Now, she is wearing a new hat. Goldsmith leads fundraising and constituent engagement efforts for the College. She will also plan and execute the next major fundraising campaign. Goldsmith oversees marketing and communications responsibilities, including public relations, as part of her expanded role.


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