President Laura Skandera Trombley in the News

President Laura Skandera Trombley's John Muir Trail Hike Highlighted in Claremont Rotary Newsletter
10.27.13

President Laura Skandera Trombley profiled by German news publication, Die Rheinpfalz
06.22.13

President Laura Skandera Trombley interviewed by SWR, German Public Radio Southwest
06.20.13

President Laura Skandera Trombley featured on NPR AirTalk’s “Higher Education—What Is Its Future?” panel
01.12.12

President Laura Skandera Trombley quoted in Los Angeles Times
03.08.11

Pitzer College President's Book- Mark Twain's Other Woman- Paperback Edition Released
03.07.11

President Laura Skandera Trombley featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education
02.28.11

President Laura Skandera Trombley profiled by Claremont Courier
02.11.11

President Laura Skandera Trombley featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education
02.03.11

Pitzer College President to Speak at 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference In Spain
01.27.11

A Message from President Trombley on the Tucson, Arizona Shooting
01.10.11

Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley speaks to Trusteeship
January/ February 2011

President Laura Skandera Trombley reviews Mark Twain's Autobiography for Boston Globe
11.14.10

President Laura Skandera Trombley reviews Mark Twain's Autobiography for the Los Angeles Times
11.14.10

President Trombley's Fall 2010 Welcome
09.09.10

Message from President Trombley on Passing of Emeritus Professor Jack Merritt
08.19.11

President Laura Skandera Trombley pens article for Huffington Post
03.30.10

Pitzer College President Publishes New Book — Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years (Knopf)
03.16.10

President Laura Skandera Trombley essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education
03.14.10

Pitzer first-year student dinner with President Trombley featured in Claremont Courier
09.02.10

President Trombley in Chronicle of Higher Education
Issue Date: August 15, 2008
President Trombley’s “Point of View” column titled “The Night I Almost Died” published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

President Trombley in New York Times
Issue Date: July 27, 2008
President Trombley discussed Pitzer’s Summer Session in a New York Times article titled "The Endless School Year."

President Trombley in Chronicle of Higher Education
Issue Date: July 17, 2008
President Trombley was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “To College Employees, the Work Environment is All-Important.”

President Trombley Interviewed on Executive Diversity in Chronicle of Higher Education
Issue Date: September 28, 2007
President Trombley was interviewed for a special section on "Diversity in Academe" the Chronicle of Higher Education. "The top leadership of most colleges remains overwhelmingly white and male. Mickey L. Burnim, Patricia Digh, and Laura Skandera Trombley debate what can be done to diversify the executive suite."

President Laura Skandera Trombley on NPR's "On Point"
President Trombley, a Twain scholar, is an NPR Boston guest for "On Point" and is asked to comment on the newly released book Finn by Jon Clinch.
Air date: 05/09/2007
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President Trombley in Chronicle of Higher Education
May 7, 2007
President Laura Skandera Trombley had a piece published in the "Point of View" section about "Building a Better Trustee."

President Laura Trombley in San Francisco Chronicle
April 7, 2007
President Trombley was quoted in an article about smaller liberal arts colleges and admission selectivity, with some colleges posting record low admission rates this year.

President Laura Trombley on Finding the Balance in Forbes.com
March 19, 2007
President Laura Trombley was featured in a special report on life-work balance.

President Trombley's Letter to Son in University Business
December, 2006
President Laura Skandera Trombley's advice for guiding her son through the college selection process was published in University Business.

Pitzer College in Newsweek
August 22, 2006
President Laura Skandera Trombley and Pitzer College were mentioned in the Kaplan College Guide edition of Newsweek magazine.

President Trombley in Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Education
June 14, 2006
President Laura Trombley was quoted in an article about college admission trends.

“Her New Take on Twain”
Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2005
     The possibility at first seemed far-fetched: A Los Angeles collector, who had paid a dollar apiece for the stamps on 100 old envelopes in a downtown hobby shop, wondered if the letters inside might have been written by Mark Twain.
     The man approached USC English professor Jay Martin, who in turn asked a graduate student, Laura Skandera, to look into it. Sure, she replied, but the letters were probably phony.
     They weren’t.
     Written mainly to Twain’s three daughters around the turn of the 20th century, the letters were funny, sharply observant and occasionally cantankerous, like the author himself. And for a young scholar who then knew little of Twain, they were irresistible.
     The serendipitous role Skandera played in investigating and identifying one of the largest caches of Twain correspondence ever found would have a dramatic effect on the young woman and on the study of a towering literary figure.
     It launched Skandera, then 26, on a scholarly journey far different from the one she had envisioned. She switched her focus from Wordsworth and other English Romantic poets to Twain, a writer whose style and subjects were profoundly American. Nearly two decades later, Laura Skandera Trombley, as she is known these days, is a noted Twain scholar and the president of Pitzer College in Claremont.

President Trombley Featured in June 2005 Inland Empire Magazine
June 1, 2005
President Trombley has been selected as one of five Inland Empire women who set the standard for achievement in their field.

President Trombley has Op-Ed Published in Los Angeles Times
January 18, 2004
"Which Is an Exercise in Futility: the SAT, 'Survivor' or All of the Above?"