Ursinus College Names
Robyn E. Hannigan 19th President 


Robyn E. Hannigan, a globally recognized environmental scientist and thought leader who is currently the provost at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., has been appointed the 19th president of Ursinus College by the Ursinus Board of Trustees. She will begin on July 1, 2022.

Amidst an incredibly qualified and diverse pool of candidates from across the country, Robyn distinguished herself by articulating a vision for the liberal arts that is grounded in the public good. She speaks eloquently about how colleges like Ursinus—institutions fully committed to undergraduate, residential education—uniquely prepare students to become problem-solvers who view today’s greatest issues through a cross-disciplinary lens.

She reflects the very best of our own mission—a curious and lifelong learner whose own unique lived experience as a first-generation student and descendant of the Narragansett Indian Tribe has resulted in an unwavering commitment to access and opportunity for every student.

About incoming President Hannigan

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