Carlow College appoints Kathy Humphrey as new president

March 12, 2021


Updated March 12, 2021 at 6:38 pm EST

Carlow University has selected Kathy W. Humphrey, a senior vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh, as its new president.

Humphrey was discovered through a national search and unanimously approved by the Carlow Board of Trustees. She will replace Suzanne K. Mellon, who has been president since 2014 and who announced last October that she would be retiring at the end of the year.

“I think Carlow is fortunate enough to have found such an extraordinary leader who brings our Carlow students, faculty, and the wider community to her bold voice, effective skills, and dedicated commitment to support our Mercy mission of service will inspire and motivate, “said Dorothy A. Davis, chairman of the board of trustees and the presidential committee, in a letter on Friday.

Humphrey, who holds a PhD, is Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Secretary to the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees and Associate Professor of Education. She joined Pitt in 2005 as Vice Provostress and Dean of Pitt and has 30 years of experience. She has also worked at St. Louis University in St. Louis, the University of Central Missouri, and the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

She is, among other things, chairman of the board of directors of the Forbes Fund and a member of the program committee of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

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