Dear Members of the Pitzer College Community,

It is my great pleasure to report that the Board of Trustees of Pitzer College has unanimously and enthusiastically voted, and President Melvin L. Oliver has agreed to, a three-year extension of President Oliver’s contract, commencing July 1, 2021.

President Oliver is an inclusive leader with a keen intellect who has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of Pitzer College both on campus and among alumni and the greater community. His steady hand has been a calming influence on our campus. He leads with decisiveness and with great care for our mission, our core values, our students and all other stakeholders.

President Oliver has recruited an excellent cabinet which, under his leadership, has come together for the benefit of Pitzer College. At no time has this been more evident than during the current pandemic crisis, and the Board could not be happier to have his continued leadership as we all navigate together the reopening of the campus.

Please join us in congratulating President Oliver on his reappointment. At a time of uncertainty, the Board is confident that President Oliver and his team are ready, with the support of the whole Pitzer College community, to take on the challenges facing us now and in the future.

Harold A. Brown, Chair
Pitzer College Board of Trustees