Woman makes history by becoming college’s first African American female president
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., has made history by becoming the first African American, and female president of Trinity College.
Members of the College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the decision.
An accomplished teacher, scholar, neuroscientist, and administrator, Berger-Sweeney currently holds the position of dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where she serves as chief officer for Tufts’ largest school, with more than 5,000 students.
Berger-Sweeney, who holds a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, has served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts since 2010. There she created the vision and set the strategic direction for the school. Berger-Sweeney came to Tufts from Wellesley College, where she served for 19 years as a faculty member and associate dean.
Berger-Sweeney succeeds James F. Jones, Jr. as president on July 1, 2014 following his retirement after 10 years of service.
Congratulations Mrs. Berger-Sweeney!
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