Barnard College President, Sian Leah Beilock will be stepping down in 2023 to take on the presidency of Dartmouth, following six years of leadership at Barnard. The news caps a remarkable period for Barnard in which the number of applicants to the College has grown by 50%, and the endowment that supports their education has grown by more than 40%. Nearly half of Barnard’s students now identify as women of color. During her time as president, Beilock has championed new initiatives in STEM education, mental health and well-being, inclusion and student success, and support for students and alumnae in their lives after graduation. Her leadership has helped the College thrive through a tumultuous time that included the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every day you teach me indelible lessons, through the quality of your inquiry, your teaching, your research, and your scholarship,” Beilock wrote in an email to Barnard students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. “On a more profound level, you have shown me what a community can be and can achieve.”
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