California: Pomona College's new president breaks two glass ceilings

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Gabrielle Starr, who currently serves as the dean of New York University's College of Arts and Science, has been named the 10th president of Pomona College.

She will be the college's first female president—and its first black president.

Starr is a distinguished scholar who brings a multidisciplinary approach to her work, which bridges English literature, aesthetics, and neuroscience.

"It's a great honor to join Pomona's extraordinary community of scholars and researchers, artists and activists, educators and entrepreneurs," Starr said, adding "I look forward to working together with you as we let Pomona's light shine for another generation, and, together, shape our world anew" (Claremont Courier-Journal, 12/8).

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