09 Mar A New President For Bowdoin College
For the first time in its 229 year history, Bowdoin College will be led by a woman. The college’s board of trustees has selected Safa Zaki as the school’s new president, replacing the soon-to-depart Clayton Rose, who has served for the past eight years.
Zaki is the current dean of faculty and a psychology professor at Williams College in Massachusetts. Scott Perper, the chair of Bowdoin’s board, says in a statement that in Safa Zaki, Bowdoin has found a distinguished scholar and leader with a global perspective who believes deeply in the transformative power of a liberal arts education.
Zaki was born in Egypt, and grew up in a number of countries including Tanzania, Syria, Jordan and Trinidad and Tobago.
(Photo, courtesy of Bowdoin College)