Elverson-Raised Bryn Mawr College President Announces Retirement from Her Only Employer

Kim Cassidy
Image via Bryn Mawr College.
Kim Cassidy.

Kim Cassidy, president of Bryn Mawr College who has spent her entire career at the women’s educational institution, will step down in June 2024, reported Susan Snyder for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

She will end her run as president after 11 years, which is almost twice the average tenure for presidents these days.

“I believe that leadership renewal is crucial to the long-term, strategic success of any organization,” said Cassidy. “It has been an honor to serve as president of Bryn Mawr.”

The 59-year-old Cassidy is an expert in psychology. She plans to return to the faculty at Bryn Mawr in the fall of 2026, after a two-year sabbatical.

The Elverson native and Twin Valley High School graduate joined Bryn Mawr in 1993, where she first served as provost for six years. She stepped in as interim president in 2013 and has remained in that position until today.

“Her collaborative leadership has raised Bryn Mawr’s enduring commitment to academic excellence, global engagement, and student success within a vibrant, inclusive community to new heights,” said Cynthia Archer, chair of Bryn Mawr’s board of trustees.

The college is planning on forming a search committee to find her successor.

Read more about Kim Cassidy in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


This slide show welcomed Kim Cassidy to the Bryn Mawr College campus.

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