Given the global outbreak of COVID-19, in an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our community, we have chosen to postpone all previously scheduled Welcome events with President Wendy Raymond.
We will notify you of the rescheduled dates as soon as they are known. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we prioritize health considerations and seek to contain the further spread of this virus. For more information regarding Haverford's response to COVID-19, view our information page.
While coming together as a Haverford community always offers a source of strength and inspiration, we postponed these events because of our shared need to do all we can to keep COVID-19 from spreading. I hope that through individual, group, community, and public health efforts, we will soon see a steady, if not sharp, decline in COVID-19’s spread in the United States and worldwide.
At Haverford, we are also taking strong precautions to ensure the well-being of our campus community, surrounding communities, and all those with whom we engage.
I sincerely thank you for your support and your interest in getting to know me early in my tenure. I so look forward to getting to know you.
Thank you again for your understanding and flexibility. Stay well.
All the best,
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Welcome President Wendy Raymond
An accomplished molecular biologist, award-winning teacher, and academic leader, Wendy Raymond became the 16th president of Haverford College on July 1, 2019.
Raymond is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University. She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard in biochemistry, followed by an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in genetics at the University of Washington. She is married to geologist David Backus '82.
Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations (610) 896-1004.
"Might we take a core aspect of liberal education—the capacity to listen to and fully consider multiple points of views in order to derive new questions and new understanding—and apply it to how we build a true community? Can we hold, at the same time, seemingly immiscible ways of being, and ways of looking at the world, long enough to move forward together? I believe that at Haverford, we can."
—President Wendy E. Raymond
Inaugural Remarks, September 7, 2019