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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