Anne McCall Appointed the Thirteenth President of the College of Wooster in Ohio

Anne E. McCall has been named the thirteenth president of The College of Wooster in Ohio. When she takes office on July 1, Dr. McCall will be the second woman president in the 157-year history of the college. Dr. McCall will also be a tenured professor of French and Francophone studies.

The College of Wooster enrolls just under 2,000 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 54 percent of the student body.

“Wooster’s distinguished history and reputation bear witness to the positive impact of generations of visionary, dedicated, creative, and accomplished staff, faculty, and students,” Dr. McCall said. “I can’t wait to join this highly-charged intellectual community.”

Dr. McCall has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Prior to coming to Xavier in 2016, Dr. McCall was dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University in New York from 2013 to 2016. Earlier, she was dean of arts, humanities, and social sciences at the University of Denver from 2008 to 2013 and associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans from 2006 to 2008. She joined the faculty at Tulane in 1991.

Dr. McCall is a native of Washington, D.C., and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in French and German. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in French literature from the University of Strasbourg in France.

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