‘I hope to be an inspiration’: First female, Black, LGBTQ president selected at Lewis & Clark College

By: | January 27, 2022

Multiple underrepresented communities will be represented for the first time at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, with a newly selected president.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” said Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan.

Holmes-Sullivan will take over as the school’s president in July when current president Wim Wiewel retires.

Her appointment to the role by the Lewis & Clark board of trustees is historic.

“In our 155-year history here at Lewis & Clark, I’ll be the first female and the first person of color to assume this role…I also identify as gay,” she explained. “I hope to be an inspiration to young people who come from a variety of backgrounds to let them know they can dream big as well.”

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