Meet Our 28th President
President Nancy A. Roseman
Nancy A. Roseman, former dean of Williams College and former director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University, became Dickinson’s 28th president and its first female president July 1, 2013.
“It’s always rewarding and energizing to work for an institution whose goals align with your passions,” said Roseman. “Dickinson’s focus on global education, sustainability studies and shaping engaged citizen leaders through the useful liberal arts resonates strongly with me, as these are ideals I’ve pursued and upheld throughout my career. I look forward to guiding the college through this next chapter as we capitalize on the impressive accomplishments of the last decade and push forward to take Dickinson to the next level.”
Roseman’s accomplishments at Williams include launching a new residential-life program; participating in the fundraising, architectural development and opening of the college’s new student center; creating an Academic Resource Center; and guiding significant renovations to residence halls. Roseman is married to Lori K. van Handel, an artist and art conservator. Accompanying them to campus are their dogs and cats, Archer, Angel, Lola and Cholly.
Nancy A. Roseman is steeped in the liberal arts and sciences tradition—from her undergraduate education at Smith College to her 21-year career at one of the premier liberal-arts institutions in the nation.
On Oct. 27, 2012, Dickinson's Board of Trustees named former Williams College Dean Nancy A. Roseman as Dickinson's 28th president. During a campus visit on Nov. 2, Roseman took some questions about her plans for moving the college forward.
Shortly after being named Dickinson's 28th president, Nancy A. Roseman sat down with the Office of Marketing & Communications to share her thoughts on being selected to lead the college forward and capitalize on its current momentum.
The inauguration of Nancy A. Roseman as Dickinson's 28th president took place on September 28, 2013.
Nancy A. Roseman received an honorary degree from Williams College during its 224th Commencement Exercise on Sunday, June 2. Roseman served as a professor, researcher and dean in her 22-year career at Williams.
A summary of coverage of the selection of Nancy A. Roseman as the 28th president of Dickinson by news media.