Tori Haring-Smith

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Tori Haring-Smith
President of
Washington & Jefferson College
Assumed office
Preceded by Brian C. Mitchell
Personal details
Born Chicago, Illinois
Spouse(s) Robert Haring-Smith
Children Whitney
Alma mater Swarthmore College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Profession Writer

Tori Haring-Smith is the current president of Washington & Jefferson College.


Dr. Haring-Smith received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and doctoral and master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study abroad.

Academic career[edit]

Dr. Haring-Smith was a professor of theatre and writing at Brown University for 16 years. During her time at Brown, she funded, established, and administered the Rose Writing Fellows Program, a cross-curricular writing and speaking initiative. She later served as chair of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at the American University in Cairo.

She returned to the United States to serve as Executive Director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and then served as Vice-president for Educational Affairs and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Presidency of Washington & Jefferson College[edit]

She was named as the 12th president of Washington & Jefferson College on October 17, 2005. She is also the first woman to serve as president of the college.[1]


Academic offices
Preceded by
G. Andrew Rembert
President of Washington and Jefferson College