Valerie Smith

President, Swarthmore College
Director since 2022


President of Swarthmore College, a private liberal arts college, since July 2015 

Dean of the College, Princeton University, from 2011 until 2015; Founding Director of Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies from 2006 to 2009; Director of Princeton University’s Program in African American Studies, from 2002 until 2006; Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, Professor of English and African-American studies, Princeton University, from 2001 until 2015

Skills and Qualifications:

Accounting/Finance, Corporate Governance, Customer Satisfaction and Sales, Environment/Science, Human Capital Management, Risk Management