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Strom C. Thacker Inaugurated as Pitzer College’s Seventh President

CLAREMONT Calif. — October 20, 2023 — Strom C. Thacker was inaugurated as Pitzer College’s seventh president Friday in a ceremony that highlighted his Claremont roots and his vision of Pitzer as a steadfast model for other institutions of higher education. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, college and university delegates, and other guests gathered on [Read More...]
October 20, 2023
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Pitzer College Names Higher Education Leader and Political Scientist Strom C. Thacker as New President

Strom C. Thacker has short gray hair and wears a gray suit with a blue collared shirt.Pitzer College announces the selection of Strom C. Thacker as the seventh president of the College. A highly regarded college administrator and political scientist with a research focus on the political economy of development, Thacker previously served as dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He will take office at Pitzer on July 1, 2023.
December 13, 2022
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Laura Skandera Trombley Resigns as President of Pitzer College

Laura Skandera TrombleyClaremont, Calif. (December 2, 2014) — After more than 12 years of service, Laura Skandera Trombley will step down as president of Pitzer College on June 30, 2015. Trombley has been named the president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. “Pitzer is fortunate to have benefitted from President Trombley’s distinctive leadership and [Read More...]
December 2, 2014
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Pitzer College President to Speak at 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference In Spain

Claremont, Calif. (January 27, 2011) — Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley will speak at the 2011 Tallories Network Global Leaders Conference held on June 14-16 in Madrid, Spain. Trombley will discuss Pitzer College as a socially responsible institution. The Tallories Network is a gathering of higher education leaders from its 190 members in 58 [Read More...]
January 27, 2011
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Fall 2010 Welcome to Members of the Pitzer Community

Dear Pitzer Community, Last week we formally welcomed the newest members of the Pitzer community, the students and families of the Class of 2014. In order to create the superb opening of the semester and new student orientation, staff, faculty and administrators have been at work all summer preparing for our students’ arrival with a [Read More...]
September 9, 2010
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Winter news from President Trombley

Dear Pitzer Community, I hope you receive this email well rested after a pleasant holiday season spent with good friends and family and that the break afforded you all time to relax and recharge for the spring semester. For me, team-teaching with Professor Stu McConnell in our Great Depression seminar during the fall semester was a joy [Read More...]
January 15, 2010