University of Rochester Appoints Sarah Mangelsdorf to Another Five-Year Term as President

Sarah Mangelsdorf, president of the University of Rochester in New York since 2019, has been reappointed president for the 2024-2029 term. She will also continue to hold her faculty position as the G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor.

“I am deeply grateful for the board’s support and for the opportunity to continue leading our great university, which I consider an honor,” says Dr. Mangelsdorf. “Together, as a community and as one university, we will continue the work that further strengthens our position as one of the nation’s leading research universities.”

During Dr. Mangelsdorf’s first five-year term as president, the University of Rochester experienced growth and progress in numerous areas. In 2022, the university’s total research expenditures reached a record $460 million, an increase of 10 percent from the previous fiscal year. In 2023, the school received a record number of undergraduate applications.

Notably, the faculty at the University of Rochester has become more diverse since Dr. Mangelsdorf began her presidency. When she first started, the faculty was 20 percent nonwhite and 40 percent were women. Since then, those rates have risen to 34 percent nonwhite and 50 percent women. Faculty members who come from historically marginalized groups increased from 5 percent to 11 percent over the past five years.

Regarding the school’s administrative progress, total fundraising for the University of Rochester reached an all-time high for the institution in 2023. As president, Dr. Mangelsdorf has overseen the development of new buildings for the Medical Center, as well as the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. She has also approved various infrastructure improvements such as a new organizational model for student success, a new human capital management system, and a new minimum wage for university employees.

Before coming to the University of Rochester, Dr. Mangelsdorf served as provost for the University of Wisconsin Madison. She previously served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Mangelsdorf holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and a Ph.D. in child psychology from the University of Minnesota.

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