Maureen A. Hartford, Meredith’s first woman president, presented a look at the history and future of women’s education during a public lecture held to commemorate the College’s Founders’ Day.
Hartford, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, will retire in June 2011 after 12 years as president of Meredith College.
Hartford noted that “120 years and one day” prior to her lecture, the charter was granted to create what became Meredith College, and that “12 years and one day ago” she had been named Meredith’s seventh president.
The lecture, which was peppered with the perspectives of college presidents and other higher education leaders, offered a look at the history of women’s education in the United States, the role of women’s colleges, current criticism of higher education and student learning outcomes.
The Meredith College community will read “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario for the College’s 2011 Summer Reading Program. The author will present a public lecture on campus on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7 p.m.
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