Office of the President

Mount Holyoke was founded in 1837 on the idea that things should, and could, be different. That women—including those of modest means—deserved an education on par with what men received at Harvard and Yale.

Since then, Mount Holyoke graduates have been at the forefront of every major social movement. They have blazed trails across medicine, law, politics, and the arts. And successive generations have left Mount Holyoke committed not just to doing well, but also to doing good.

We now live in a time of unprecedented change: It has never been more imperative to harness the power of the liberal arts to produce agile, flexible, creative minds.

At Mount Holyoke, we prepare students to be optimistic in the face of the unknown. To look for solutions before the problem even presents itself. And to be ready to not only face change, but lead it.

Lynn Pasquerella ’80
President, Mount Holyoke College