BMC’s McAuliffe to step down

Bryn Mawr College’s Board of Trustees announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon that President Jane McAuliffe will be stepping down at the end of her term this June.

In the press release, Board of Trustees chair Arlene Joy Gibson thanked McAuliffe for her contributions, and expressed the Board’s eagerness to “identify the right individual to guide Bryn Mawr on its exciting road ahead and continue to execute and refine Bryn Mawr’s strategic plan for the future.”

There was no clear reason given for her departure, and as of Wednesday afternoon, McAuliffe is not giving interviews.

Media Relations manager Matt Gray said so far no deadline has been set for when an Interim President will be appointed.

In a letter to the Bryn Mawr community, McAuliffe said the decision to step down was made after “[conferring] with the Board of Trustees.”

McAuliffe, an accomplished scholar of Islamic studies, says her ” immediate plans include reflecting and recharging — and finishing the book on the Qur’an that I have long promised my patient publisher. I also hope to serve Bryn Mawr in any way that benefits this wonderful College.”

McAuliffe, who began her term in 2008, is Bryn Mawr’s 8th President.

We will post more updates as they are available. 

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