Elaine Tuttle Hansen to Step Down From Presidency at Bates College

This July Elaine Tuttle Hansen will step down as president of Bates College, the highly regarded liberal arts college in Maine. Before becoming president of Bates in 2002, Dr. Hansen was provost at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

The college announced that Nancy J. Cable, currently Bates’ vice president and dean of enrollment and external affairs, will serve as interim president for the 2011-12 academic year. She will return to her current position when a permanent successor to President Hansen is found. Dr. Cable is a graduate of Marietta College. She holds a master’s in education from the University of Vermont and a doctorate in educational history from the University of Virginia.

Update: Dr. Hansen was named executive director of the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She will begin her new assignment on August 1.

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