Oakland, CA—October 24, 2017
The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) announced that former Mills Trustee Jamienne S. Studley will assume the role of president and CEO of the organization in January 2018.
A long-time resident of the WSCUC region, Studley has worked widely with nonprofits and colleges in the Bay Area and has served on the Mills College Board of Trustees since July 2017.
“We applaud the choice of Jamie Studley as the next president of WASC and are greatly appreciative of her tenure as a trustee at Mills College,” said Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman. “Her commitment to equity and access in higher education make her well-suited to her new role.”
Studley’s experience spans federal higher education policy, campus leadership, civil rights advocacy, and nonprofit management. Most recently, she served as deputy under secretary and acting assistant secretary of the US Department of Education (2013-2016), and as chair of the National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). She is well-versed in accreditation issues, both from her time with the department and from her role as chair of NACIQI. Studley was also associate dean at Yale Law School and the first female president of Skidmore College.
Studley will succeed Dr. Mary Ellen Petrisko, who announced her retirement earlier this year.