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To The Campanil:

I am happy to add my enthusiastic words of welcome to Alecia DeCoudreaux, who will succeed me as the 13th President of Mills College in July. I am truly pleased with her selection by the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with her during the time of presidential transition.  I very much enjoyed the opportunity that I had last week when she was on campus to meet with her and to introduce her to our College Officers.

Mills is fortunate, indeed, to have identified as its next leader such an impressive and dedicated woman.  Her commitment to excellence in women’s education and the advancement of women’s leadership will be very strong assets in her work on behalf of Mills as its next President.

I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the trustees, faculty, staff, and students who served on the Presidential Search Committee.


Janet L. Holmgren
Retiring Mills president