A Legacy of Transformation in Higher Education:
Dr. Tori Haring-Smith, President, Washington and Jefferson College
During her 12-year tenure as Washington & Jefferson College’s 12th president, Dr. Tori Haring-Smith enriched every facet of the institution in meaningful and significant ways. A seasoned fundraiser, she successfully led a $100 million campaign to support faculty and students and update campus facilities. Under her leadership, enrollment increased by 20 percent, the college’s study abroad programs grew, and new opportunities for international students to study at W&J were created.
Prior to her post at W&J, Dr. Haring-Smith held leadership positions at Willamette University in Salem, OR, and was executive director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. With an academic background in theatre and writing, she is a noted director, author, and speaker. She previously taught at Brown University for 16 years and chaired the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Active in numerous academic professional associations, Haring-Smith holds doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.