Leocadia Zak Will Be the Next President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia

The board of trustees of Agnes Scott College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Decatur, Georgia, has named Leocadia I. Zak as president-elect of the educational institution. She will become the college’s ninth president on July 1. The college, located just east of Atlanta, enrolls more than 900 students.

Most recently, Zak has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Boston University School of Law. In 2010, Zak was appointed by President Obama as the director of the United States Trade and Development Agency. She served in that post for seven years. Prior to working for the government, Zak was a partner at the prestigious Boston law firm Mintz, Levin.

In accepting the appointment as president of Agnes Scott College, Zak said “I am extremely excited and honored to be joining Agnes Scott College. Now more than ever there is a need for women’s colleges. I look forward to honoring Agnes Scott College’s distinguished history and traditions and working together to build on its outstanding achievements.”

Zak is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned a juris doctorate at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.

Below is a video of President-elect Zak discussing her appointment.

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