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Celebrating Kim Cassidy

As president of þßƵ, Kimberly Wright Cassidy's leadership has changed lives and shaped us as individuals, as a community, and as an institution.

Thank you, President Cassidy!

VIDEO 5:46 - In honor of our 9th president, Kim Cassidy, nine members of the þßƵ community (plus one other college president) share their thoughts about the far-reaching impact of the Cassidy presidency. 

Since taking office officially in 2014, plus one year as interim president before that, President Cassidy has partnered with the community to achieve great things: she led the largest fund-raising campaign in the College’s history, leading to unprecedented growth in the financial aid budget, the construction of new and renovated campus buildings supporting academics and student life as well as increased staff in both areas, the development of a 21st-century curriculum, and shepherded the College as it reckoned with its legacies of racism and exclusion. Kim Cassidy steps down as Bryn Mawr’s president in June 2024 and will return to teaching and research full-time within our Psychology Department, where she has been since 1993.

A Lifetime Commitment

"As I return to the faculty, I’m excited to witness the transformative impact the Bryn Mawr community will undoubtedly continue to make, both on our campus and beyond."

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Accomplishments Timeline

Supporting Faculty and Curriculum

During Cassidy's presidency, the College has hired 108 tenure-track and continuing non-tenure-track faculty members. It created new majors in environmental studies, international studies, biochemistry and molecular biology, and neuroscience, as well as new minors in health studies, museum studies, and data science. Both education and creative writing transitioned from being minors to majors, and the innovative 360° program has continued to challenge faculty and students to examine topics in exciting new ways.

Expanding Access

Beginning with the fall 2023 semester, Bryn Mawr eliminated student loans for students with family incomes below $110,000 and replaced these loans with institutional grants.

Community Messages 


All community members are encouraged to leave a message for Kim Cassidy below. What has her leadership meant to you?

Submit a Message

Submit Your Message

Use the form below to submit a message to President Cassidy. You can include 280 characters of text and a photo or a video (under 20 MB). All messages are subject to an approval process that may take up to 72 hours. Questions? Email communications@brynmawr.edu

Use the form below to submit a message to President Cassidy. We'll display these messages above to honor and celebrate Kim's tenure as president of the College. The messages will be shown publicly.

  • Enter your full name in the Name field (additional relevant info is optional)
    • Examples: Jane Doe | Jane Doe '04 | Jane Doe, Ph.D. | Jane Doe, Dean of Students | Jane Doe, Kim's college roommate
       
  • Click the username field to auto-generate one from the Name field
    • The username is the unique ID used by the platform and does appear on your post
    • After it is auto-generated, you may customize your username if you'd like
       
  • You can include 280 characters of text
    • Message Ideas: Include messages of congratulations, memories with Kim, short stories about how Kim inspired/motivated you
       
  •  Use the image icon to submit a photo or a video (under 20 MB)
    • Ideal photos include you and Kim or a snapshot from a specific time/memory with Kim
    • Videos can be footage that includes Kim, or a video of you delivering your message (selfie-style)
    • A 15-20 second video recorded at 720p should be under 20MB

All messages are subject to an approval process.