Member in the News: Helene Gayle

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Dr. Helene Gayle, former president and CEO of CARE and current president and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, has been selected as president of Spelman College, one of the nation's highest-ranked HBCUs. Gayle will begin her presidency on July 1, 2022. 

Said Gayle on her appointment, "I am an honored and look forward to being a part of a long, proud legacy committed to the education of women of African descent. This is a moment where HBCUs are once again being recognized for the importance that they bring to every sector of this country."

Board Chair Rosalind G. Brewer stated the following, "I’m excited about Dr. Gayle’s appointment and confident that her demonstrated ability to address complex issues in communities of color many of which involve the strength of Black females and her success factors, coupled with her commitment to equity, will further build on Spelman’s legacy and propel the College into the future.”

Gayle is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.


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