The College of Wooster Chooses Sarah Bolton as Its Next President

SARAH_BOLTONThe College of Wooster in Ohio has named Sarah Bolton as the educational institution’s twelfth president. Dr. Bolton currently serves as dean of the college and a professor of physics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She will become president of the College of Wooster on July 1, 2016.

The College of Wooster, located south of Cleveland, enrolls about 2,050 students, all undergraduates. Women make up 55 percent of the student body.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Bolton said, “It is a tremendous honor and pleasure to have this opportunity to serve The College of Wooster. Wooster’s superb liberal arts education is founded on the understanding that, with the close mentorship of faculty, every student can create and communicate new knowledge. This unique and enduring commitment makes Wooster a tremendously exciting place to work and learn, and I am thrilled to have the chance to support Wooster’s faculty, staff, and students in moving the college forward to even greater strengths in the coming years.”

Dr. Bolton has been on the faculty at Williams College since 1995. She was promoted to full professor in 2007 and chaired the physics department from 2007 to 2010. Professor Bolton is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in physics and biophysics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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