Danielle Holley Is the Next President of Mount Holyoke College
Danielle Holley will be the next president of Mount Holyoke College. Holley will be the first black woman in the college’s history to serve as permanent president.
“It is an understatement to say I am excited to join the vibrant and dynamic Mount Holyoke community; in truth, I am ecstatic and exhilarated,” said Holley in the announcement. “My personal and professional endeavors reflect my commitment to create educational opportunities for talented and deserving students, including those who may encounter doors that are closed or unwelcome. Mount Holyoke shares this vision — here, I have found students who want to break down barriers and create lasting, equitable change for all, and faculty, staff and alums dedicated to helping these students strive for a brighter and bolder tomorrow. My own liberal arts education helped me find my path forward, and what Mount Holyoke gives to its students will stay with them long after they graduate.”
Holley will join Mount Holyoke College from Howard University School of Law, where she has been dean and professor of law since 2014. Her role as president will begin July 1.