Janet L. Holmgren

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Janet L. Holmgren
12th President of Mills College
In office
Preceded by Virginia Smith (acting president)
Succeeded by Alecia A. DeCoudreaux[1]
Personal details
Born United States
Residence Oakland, CA
Alma mater Princeton University (Ph.D. Linguistics 1974), Oakland University (B.A. English 1968)[2]
Profession Linguist

Janet L. Holmgren is the president of Patten University. Previously, she was the president of Mills College in Oakland, California from 1991 to 2011.[2] She was previously vice provost at Princeton University from 1988 to 1991.[3] Before that, she was an administrator and professor at the University of Maryland. She holds a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Oakland University (Rochester, MI), 1968, a M.A. in Linguistics (1971) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Princeton University, 1974.[3] [4]


Professional activities[edit]

  • Trustee, Princeton University
  • Board of Directors Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (and Past Chair)
  • Board of Directors, National Council for Research on Women (and Past Chair)
  • Executive Board, Women’s College Coalition (and Past Chair)
  • Board of Directors American Council on Education –Executive Committee
  • Executive Committee, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (and Past Chair)
  • Advisory Council, California Academy of Science
  • Master Plan Committee for Education in California
  • Advisory Council, California Academy of Science


  1. ^ "Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Begins Presidency at Mills College". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Janet L. Holmgren Concludes 20-year Tenure as President of Mills College". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Janet Holmgren". The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Janet Holmgren: President of Mills College". Mills College Office of the President. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Mary S. Metz
President of Mills College
Succeeded by
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux