Nancy J. Vickers

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Nancy J. Vickers was the seventh president of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a position she held from 1997 until 2008. During her tenure, she was referred to as 'Nancy J.' by the students. She announced her intention to step down as president of the college in June 2008.[1] Vickers was understood as an innovative president, one who preserved the college's traditions and challenged both students and alumnae by successfully developing campaigns to expand Bryn Mawr intellectually and financially.[2]


Vickers received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1967,[3] and her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1976. She has taught at Dartmouth College and was Dean of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Professor of French, Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.[4] USC honored Vickers with an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994.[5]


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