Barbara Snyder

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Barbara R. Snyder
President of Case Western Reserve University
Assumed office
July 1, 2007[1]
Preceded byEdward M. Hundert
Personal details
Born (1955-07-23) July 23, 1955 (age 63)
Spouse(s)Michael J. Snyder
ResidenceCleveland Heights, Ohio
Alma materOhio State University (B.A.)
University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Barbara Rook "Babs" Snyder is an American academic and president of Case Western Reserve University. Snyder is the first woman to serve as Case Western Reserve's president.


Barbara Snyder earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from The Ohio State University and a law degree from the University of Chicago.[2] Before Snyder became president of CWRU in July 2007, she was formerly the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University.[2] During Snyder's tenure as the university president, CWRU has overcome a $20 million budget deficit, increased fundraising by nearly $60 million, and increased research dollars by more than $15 million.[3]

Following the announcement that Gordon Gee would retire as President of the Ohio State University effective July 1, 2013, speculation arose that Snyder, the former Provost and Executive Vice President of Ohio State, could succeed Gee. In response, Snyder said, "I am proud to be president of Case Western Reserve and intend to continue in this role for many years to come."[4]


In 2011, reported Barbara R. Snyder's total compensation for the year of 2009 was $778,874.[5]


  1. ^ "Biography: President Barbara R. Snyder" (PDF). Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  2. ^ a b John Kroll (August 10, 2008). "Case Western Reserve's Barbara Snyder's had a successful rebuilding year". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Brent Larkin (August 13, 2011). "CWRU's Snyder earns no end of accolades". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Collin Binkley (June 6, 2013). "What's next for Ohio State after Gee's retirement?". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ Karen Farkas (December 5, 2011). "CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder is highest-paid private college president in Ohio". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 9, 2012.[permanent dead link]

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