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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

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Ruth Simmons

In 2001, Ruth Simmons was appointed as the 18th president at Brown University, making her the first black president of an Ivy League institution. Following her retirement from the position in 2012, Simmons returned to the university to serve as Professor of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies.

Simmons is also a past Women of Power Legacy Award recipient.


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