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Syracuse.com: Hobart and William Smith Colleges picks first woman president

The Post-Standard, the news outlet based in Syracuse, N.Y., announced the appointment of Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen as Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ president on Feb. 8. Written by Sarah Moses Buckshot, the piece “Hobart and William Smith Colleges picks first woman president,” describes Jacobsen as an “expert on labor economics, particularly in economics of gender.”

The full text of the article can be found below.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges picks first woman president
By: Sarah Moses Buckshot

Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva Friday announced that it has selected its next president: Joyce P. Jacobsen.

Jacobsen is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan University.

“President Jacobsen is a prominent scholar and an esteemed educator with a deep understanding of the interdisciplinary inquiry so vital to our mission here at Hobart and William Smith,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees Thomas S. Bozzuto. “…She has distinguished herself as a remarkable leader with the experience, values and vision to pilot the Colleges to new heights.”

An expert on labor economics, particularly the economics of gender, Jacobsen is the author of scores of journal articles, book chapters and book reviews exploring sex segregation, migration and women’s earnings, as well as the economics of wine and other collectibles, according to a news release from the college.

Jacobsen has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, master’s from the London School of Economics and a bahcelor’s from Harvard University.

She will be the 29th President of Hobart College and the 18th president of William Smith College. She is the first woman president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the college said.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is private liberal arts colleges in Geneva with about 2,270 students. The college was originally founded as two separate colleges: Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908.