On October 21, 2023, Sarah Willie-LeBreton formally took office as Smith’s 12th president. An experienced scholar, sociologist, and leader, she is well positioned to usher Smith into its next chapter by fostering community and addressing social inequalities.
We celebrated her and welcomed her into our vibrant campus community with lectures, pop-up installations, musical performances, luncheons, a dance party—and more. Thank you for joining us. Take a look at some of the highlights below.
Toward a Collective Sense of Justice
The inauguration of President Sarah Willie-LeBreton capped two days of campuswide celebrations that included student performances, tours of campus hot spots, presentations and panel discussions, and meals galore. Read dispatches from various events leading up to Saturday afternoon’s installation.
“Smith, a College of and for the World”
Photos of the Festivities
A Welcome from the Arts
In true Smith spirit, inauguration weekend featured a plethora of performances, exhibits and showcases, introducing President Willie-LeBreton to the rich and vibrant arts across campus.
Venues from the Poetry Center to Neilson Library to the Alumnae House were transformed into spaces for highlighting all that SmithArts has to offer.
A Weekend of Wonder
Couldn’t attend inauguration? Check out the highlights from the weekend’s festivities, or watch the full installation ceremony.