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Inauguration Archive

President McCartney onstage with dignitaries

Kathleen McCartney was formally installed as Smith College’s 11th president in ceremonies on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Inauguration weekend festivities included exhibitions, presentations and performances celebrating Smith’s legacy of women’s leadership and ambitious vision for the future. 


Inauguration Steering Committee

  • Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Trustee, co-chair
  • Laurie Fenlason, Vice President for Public Affairs, co-chair
  • Jennifer Chrisler ’92, Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Executive Director of the Alumnae Association
  • Augusta Gronquist ’14, President of the Student Government Association
  • Betsy Jamieson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty Marshal
  • Rebecca Lindsey, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Rachel Moore, Director of Principal Gifts, Development
  • Halley Ofner, Donor Relations Specialist, Chair of Staff Council
  • Bill Peterson, Professor of Psychology
  • Peg Pitzer, Director of Events Management