Alice Stone Ilchman

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Alice Stone Ilchman (April 18, 1935 — August 11, 2006) served as the eighth president of Sarah Lawrence College from 1981 to 1998.

Background[edit]

Alice Stone was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her B.A. in religion from Mount Holyoke College in 1957, her M.P.A. from Syracuse University in 1958, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1965.

Career[edit]

She directed Peace Corps training projects at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as taught South Asian studies there. She taught and was a Dean at Wellesley College. She next served as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs under former President Jimmy Carter from 1979-1981.

According to the Washington Post:

Long interested in women's education, she chaired the National Research Council's Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues and co-authored, with Sylvia Hewlett, the 1986 book 'Family and Work: Bridging the Gap'. At Sarah Lawrence, she fought to sustain the college's commitment to liberal arts education. The school's endowment increased tenfold during her tenure.[1]

Death[edit]

Ilchman was the Director of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship until her death, aged 71, at her home in Bronxville, New York due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Obituaries[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times obituary
Government offices
Preceded by
Joseph D. Duffy
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
March 22, 1978 – March 31, 1978
Succeeded by
Bureau abolished and duties transferred to International Communications Agency
Reestablished 1999: William B. Bader