Wed Nov 14
6:00 PM
Fitchburg St.
at Clark
Wed Nov 14
7:00 PM
Babson
at Lasell
Wed Nov 14
7:00 PM
Nichols
at Coast Guard
Thu Nov 15
3:00 PM
Babson
vs. Wis.-Eau Claire
@ Pittsburgh, PA NCAA Quarterfinal
Thu Nov 15
6:00 PM
Smith
at Dean College
Thu Nov 15
7:00 PM
Lesley
at Emerson
Thu Nov 15
7:00 PM
Endicott
at MIT
Fri Nov 16
5:30 PM
Potsdam
at WPI
Ted Coghlin Memorial Tournament
Fri Nov 16
5:30 PM
Lesley
at Wheaton
Cheryl Warren-Powers '95 Memorial Tournament
Fri Nov 16
6:00 PM
Wheaton
at Drew
Fri Nov 16
6:00 PM
Tufts
vs. Springfield
@ Middlebury Middlebury Tip-Off Classic
Fri Nov 16
6:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at St. Joseph (Conn.)
Fri Nov 16
7:00 PM
Clark
at Mass.-Dartmouth
Lafrance Hospitality Classic at UMass Dartmouth
Fri Nov 16
8:00 PM
Fitchburg St.
vs. Wellesley
@ Univ. of St. Joseph (CT) I Hartford, Conn.
Sat Nov 17
NCAA Division III National Championship
at Lake Breeze Golf Course (Winneconne, Wis.)
Sat Nov 17
NCAA Division III National Championship
at Lake Breeze Golf Course (Winneconne, Wis.)
Sat Nov 17
TBA
Ted Coghlin Tournament
at WPI
(vs. Eastern Connecticut or William Paterson - 1 or 3pm)
Sat Nov 17
TBA
Clark
at TBA
Lafrance Hospitality Classic at UMass Dartmouth
Sat Nov 17
TBA
Wheaton
vs. TBA
@ Drew
Sat Nov 17
TBA
TBA
vs. Mount Holyoke
@ University of St. Joseph - Hartford, Conn.
Sat Nov 17
TBA
Wellesley
vs. TBA
@ West Hartford, Conn.
Sat Nov 17
12:00 PM
MIT
at Johns Hopkins
NCAA Tournament First Round
Sat Nov 17
12:00 PM
Merchant Marine
at Endicott
Sat Nov 17
1:00 PM
MIT
vs. Heidelberg
@ Chicago, Ill.
Sat Nov 17
1:00 PM
Me.-Farmington
at Babson
Sat Nov 17
1:00 PM
Maritime (N.Y.)
at Springfield
Sat Nov 17
1:00 PM
Clark
at Nichols
Sat Nov 17
1:00 PM
Dean College
at Emerson
Sat Nov 17
2:00 PM
MIT
at Eastern Nazarene
Sat Nov 17
2:00 PM
Norwich
vs. Smith
@ Smith College Smith Tip-off Tournament
Sat Nov 17
3:00 PM
Wentworth
at Wheaton
Cheryl Warren-Powers '95 Memorial Tournament
Sat Nov 17
4:00 PM
Springfield
at Middlebury
Middlebury Tip-Off Classic
Sat Nov 17
5:00 PM
Springfield
vs. Ohio Wesleyan
@ Chicago, Ill.
Sat Nov 17
5:30 PM
Coast Guard
at Mass.-Dartmouth
Lafrance Hospitality Classic
Sat Nov 17
6:00 PM
Babson
vs. Baldwin Wallace
@ Rochester, New York.; University of Rochester
Sat Nov 17
7:00 PM
St. Thomas (Minn.)
at Emerson
Sat Nov 17
7:30 PM
WPI
vs. Bridgewater St.
@ U. of New England Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 17
8:00 PM
Medgar Evers
at Coast Guard
Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament
Sun Nov 18
TBA
TBA
at Babson
Sun Nov 18
TBA
Springfield
at TBA
Sun Nov 18
TBA
WPI
at UNE's Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament
vs. UNE or Conn College (1pm or 3pm)
Sun Nov 18
TBA
Coast Guard
at TBA
UMass Dartmouth Tournament
Sun Nov 18
TBA
TBA
at Emerson
Tournament: Championship 3:00pm/Consolation 1:00pm
Sun Nov 18
2:00 PM
MIT
at Chicago
Midway Classic
Sun Nov 18
2:00 PM
Babson
at Rochester (N.Y.)
UR Chuck Resler Tournament
Sun Nov 18
4:00 PM
Coast Guard
vs. Wentworth
@ Connecticut College Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament
Sun Nov 18
TBA
Salve Regina
vs. Smith
@ Northampton, Mass.
Tue Nov 20
4:00 PM
Clark
at Anna Maria
Tue Nov 20
4:00 PM
Anna Maria
at Clark
Tue Nov 20
5:00 PM
Springfield
at Williams
Tue Nov 20
5:30 PM
Worcester St.
at WPI
Tue Nov 20
6:00 PM
Roger Williams
at Wheaton
Tue Nov 20
6:00 PM
Pine Manor
at Emerson
Tue Nov 20
6:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at MCLA
Tue Nov 20
7:00 PM
Tufts
at MIT
Tue Nov 20
7:00 PM
Wellesley
at Simmons
Tue Nov 20
7:30 PM
Nichols
at WPI
Tue Nov 20
8:00 PM
Wentworth
at Emerson
Sat Nov 24
1:00 PM
MIT
at Keene St.
Sun Nov 25
1:00 PM
Wheaton
at Rensselaer
Sun Nov 25
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Connecticut Col.
Sun Nov 25
1:00 PM
Worcester St.
at Wellesley
Sun Nov 25
2:00 PM
Bowdoin
at Babson
Sun Nov 25
2:00 PM
MIT
at Bowdoin
Sun Nov 25
3:00 PM
New York U.
at Smith
Tue Nov 27
5:30 PM
Springfield
at Becker
Tue Nov 27
7:00 PM
Clark
at Connecticut Col.
Tue Nov 27
7:00 PM
Fisher
at Coast Guard
Tue Nov 27
7:00 PM
WPI
at Tufts
Tue Nov 27
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Suffolk
Tue Nov 27
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Framingham St.
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Bates
at Babson
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Wellesley
at Emerson
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Babson
at MIT
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
WPI
at Wheaton
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Clark
at Simmons
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Coast Guard
Wed Nov 28
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Smith
Thu Nov 29
7:00 PM
Emmanuel (Mass.)
at Emerson
Thu Nov 29
7:00 PM
Pine Manor
at MIT
Thu Nov 29
7:00 PM
Becker
at Clark
Thu Nov 29
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Regis (Mass.)
Sat Dec 01
12:00 PM
WPI
at Fitchburg St.
Sat Dec 01
12:00 PM
Smith
at Babson
Sat Dec 01
1:00 PM
Regis (Mass.)
at Clark
Big Brother Big Sister Game
Sat Dec 01
1:00 PM
Dean College
at Wheaton
Sat Dec 01
1:00 PM
Wellesley
at Mount Holyoke
Sat Dec 01
1:00 PM
Clark
at MIT
Sat Dec 01
1:00 PM
Wheaton
at Coast Guard
Sat Dec 01
2:00 PM
Emerson
at Amherst
Sat Dec 01
2:00 PM
Emerson
at WPI
Sat Dec 01
3:00 PM
Lasell
at MIT
Sat Dec 01
3:00 PM
Tufts
at Babson
New England Big 4 Challenge
Sun Dec 02
TBA
TBA
at Babson
Sun Dec 02
2:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Merchant Marine
Mon Dec 03
5:00 PM
Brandeis
at Babson
Mon Dec 03
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Trinity (Conn.)
Tue Dec 04
7:00 PM
Bridgewater St.
at Wheaton
Tue Dec 04
7:00 PM
WPI
at Framingham St.
Tue Dec 04
7:00 PM
MIT
at Mass.-Dartmouth
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Tufts
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Connecticut Col.
at Coast Guard
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Trinity (Conn.)
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Springfield
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
WPI
at MIT
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Wellesley
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Babson
at Wheaton
Wed Dec 05
7:00 PM
Clark
at Smith
Thu Dec 06
7:00 PM
Babson
at Amherst
Thu Dec 06
7:00 PM
Lasell
at Wheaton
Thu Dec 06
7:00 PM
Framingham St.
at Clark
Thu Dec 06
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Lasell
Thu Dec 06
7:30 PM
MIT
at Salem St.
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
Fitchburg St.
at MIT
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
WPI
at Salem St.
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Babson
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
Springfield
at Wellesley
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
Wheaton
at Mount Holyoke
Sat Dec 08
1:00 PM
Smith
at Emerson
Sat Dec 08
2:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Mitchell
Sat Dec 08
2:00 PM
Clark
at WPI
Sat Dec 08
3:00 PM
Curry
at Emerson
Sat Dec 08
3:00 PM
Williams
at Springfield
Sat Dec 08
3:00 PM
Emmanuel (Mass.)
at MIT
Mon Dec 10
5:30 PM
MIT
at Rhode Island Col.
Tue Dec 11
5:00 PM
Suffolk
at Clark
Tue Dec 11
5:30 PM
Worcester St.
at Springfield
Tue Dec 11
6:00 PM
MIT
at Framingham St.
Tue Dec 11
6:30 PM
Brandeis
at Emerson
Tue Dec 11
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Tufts
Tue Dec 11
7:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Simmons
Tue Dec 11
7:30 PM
Amherst
at Springfield
Wed Dec 12
7:00 PM
Smith
at Westfield St.
Thu Dec 13
7:00 PM
MIT
at Bridgewater St.
Fri Dec 14
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Westfield St.
Sat Dec 15
3:00 PM
Westfield St.
at Springfield
Sun Dec 16
1:00 PM
Husson
at WPI
Sun Dec 16
2:00 PM
Wheaton
at Me.-Farmington
Tue Dec 18
10:30 AM
Cal Lutheran
vs. Babson
@ Miami, Fla. Miami Exclusive Invitational
Wed Dec 19
TBA
Plattsburgh
vs. Babson
@ Miami Exclusive Invitational
Fri Dec 28
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Shenandoah
Sat Dec 29
TBA
Coast Guard
vs. TBA
@ Shenandoah Shenandoah Tournament
Sat Dec 29
11:00 AM
Curry
at Clark
Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sat Dec 29
1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Springfield
Sat Dec 29
2:00 PM
TCNJ
at MIT
Sat Dec 29
3:00 PM
Regis (Mass.)
at Clark
Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sat Dec 29
4:00 PM
Wheaton
at Bowdoin
Sat Dec 29
5:00 PM
Wellesley
vs. Framingham St.
@ Worcester, Mass. Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sat Dec 29
7:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. WPI
@ Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Shootout hosted by DePauw (IN)
Sat Dec 29
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
vs. Babson
@ Washington, D.C. Catholic University Tourn.
Sun Dec 30
TBA
WPI
at Tampa Bay Shootout
vs. host DePauw (IN) or Otterbein (OH) (1pm or 3pm)
Sun Dec 30
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Springfield College Tournament
Sun Dec 30
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Sun Dec 30
TBA
Wheaton
at TBA
@ Bowdoin College
Sun Dec 30
10:00 AM
Wentworth
at Clark
Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
12:00 PM
Framingham St.
at Clark
Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Sun Dec 30
2:00 PM
Regis (Mass.)
vs. Wellesley
@ Worcester, Mass. Clark Basketball Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
2:00 PM
Coast Guard
at William Peace
Sun Dec 30
2:00 PM
TCNJ
at Smith
Sun Dec 30
5:00 PM
Mass.-Boston
at WPI
WPI Holiday Tournament
Mon Dec 31
TBA
TBA
at Babson
Mon Dec 31
TBA
WPI Holiday Tournament
at WPI
(vs. Scranton or Roger Williams - 1pm or 3pm)
Mon Dec 31
1:00 PM
Bates
at Springfield
Tue Jan 01
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Wed Jan 02
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Elizabethtown
Wed Jan 02
2:00 PM
Emerson
at Coast Guard
Wed Jan 02
3:00 PM
Babson
at Springfield
Wed Jan 02
6:00 PM
WPI
at MIT
Wed Jan 02
6:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Elms
Wed Jan 02
7:00 PM
Clark
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Clark
at Emerson
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Springfield
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Wellesley
at Coast Guard
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Babson
at Clark
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Emerson
at Simmons
Sat Jan 05
2:00 PM
WPI
at Babson
Sat Jan 05
2:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at WPI
Sat Jan 05
2:00 PM
MIT
at Smith
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
MIT
at Coast Guard
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Springfield
at Wheaton
Tue Jan 08
12:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Springfield
Tue Jan 08
6:00 PM
Emerson
at Babson
Tue Jan 08
7:00 PM
MIT
at Wheaton
Tue Jan 08
7:00 PM
Clark
at Wellesley
Tue Jan 08
7:00 PM
Smith
at WPI
Wed Jan 09
11:30 AM
Springfield
at Clark
Wed Jan 09
6:00 PM
MIT
at Emerson
Wed Jan 09
7:00 PM
Babson
at Coast Guard
Wed Jan 09
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at WPI
Thu Jan 10
6:00 PM
Wheaton
at Babson
Thu Jan 10
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Mount Holyoke
Thu Jan 10
7:00 PM
WPI
at Clark
Thu Jan 10
7:00 PM
Emerson
at MIT
Sat Jan 12
1:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Emerson
Sat Jan 12
1:00 PM
Babson
at Coast Guard
Sat Jan 12
1:00 PM
MIT
at Springfield
Sat Jan 12
1:00 PM
Wheaton
at Clark
Sat Jan 12
2:00 PM
Wheaton
at MIT
Sat Jan 12
2:00 PM
Coast Guard
at WPI
Sat Jan 12
2:00 PM
Clark
at Babson
Sat Jan 12
2:00 PM
Wellesley
at Smith
Sat Jan 12
3:00 PM
Emerson
at Springfield
Mon Jan 14
7:00 PM
Green Mountain
at Mount Holyoke
Tue Jan 15
11:00 AM
Pine Manor
at Wheaton
Tue Jan 15
6:00 PM
Middlebury
at Smith
Wed Jan 16
6:00 PM
Springfield
at MIT
Wed Jan 16
6:00 PM
Springfield
at WPI
Wed Jan 16
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Babson
Wed Jan 16
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Clark
Wed Jan 16
7:00 PM
Fisher
at Emerson
Wed Jan 16
7:00 PM
Smith
at Mount Holyoke
Wed Jan 16
7:00 PM
Clark
at Coast Guard
Wed Jan 16
8:00 PM
Emerson
at WPI
Wed Jan 16
8:00 PM
Wellesley
at MIT
Sat Jan 19
10:00 AM
Babson
at Springfield
Sat Jan 19
11:00 AM
Emerson
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 19
1:00 PM
Springfield
at Coast Guard
Sat Jan 19
1:00 PM
MIT
at Clark
Alumni Game
Sat Jan 19
1:00 PM
WPI
at Wellesley
Sat Jan 19
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 19
2:00 PM
Babson
at MIT
Sat Jan 19
2:00 PM
Emerson
at Smith
Sat Jan 19
3:00 PM
WPI
at Clark
Alumni Game
Tue Jan 22
7:00 PM
Williams
at Smith
Tue Jan 22
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Mount Holyoke
Wed Jan 23
5:00 PM
Wellesley
at Clark
Wed Jan 23
5:30 PM
Wheaton
at Emerson
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Coast Guard
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
MIT
at Clark
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Springfield
at WPI
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
MIT
at Babson
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
WPI
at Tufts
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Smith
Wed Jan 23
7:30 PM
Babson
at Emerson
Sat Jan 26
12:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Babson
Sat Jan 26
1:00 PM
Clark
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 26
1:00 PM
Smith
at Wellesley
Sat Jan 26
1:00 PM
Emerson
at Springfield
Sat Jan 26
2:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Babson
Sat Jan 26
2:00 PM
Emerson
at MIT
Sat Jan 26
2:00 PM
MIT
at WPI
Sat Jan 26
3:00 PM
WPI
at Wheaton
Sat Jan 26
3:00 PM
Clark
at Springfield
Mon Jan 28
6:00 PM
Williams
at Babson
Tue Jan 29
7:00 PM
MIT
at Wesleyan (Conn.)
Wed Jan 30
5:30 PM
Coast Guard
at Springfield
Wed Jan 30
5:30 PM
Babson
at Emerson
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
MIT
at Babson
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
Clark
at WPI
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
WPI
at Coast Guard
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
Clark
at Mount Holyoke
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
Wellesley
at Wheaton
Wed Jan 30
7:30 PM
Wheaton
at Emerson
Wed Jan 30
7:30 PM
Smith
at Springfield
Sat Feb 02
1:00 PM
WPI
at Coast Guard
Sat Feb 02
1:00 PM
Babson
at Clark
Sat Feb 02
1:00 PM
Smith
at Wheaton
Sat Feb 02
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Emerson
Sat Feb 02
2:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at MIT
Sat Feb 02
2:00 PM
WPI
at Babson
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
MIT
at Wheaton
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
Springfield
at Emerson
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
Wellesley
at Springfield
Mon Feb 04
6:00 PM
Merchant Marine
at Coast Guard
Wed Feb 06
5:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Clark
Wed Feb 06
6:00 PM
Wheaton
at WPI
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Springfield
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at MIT
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Clark
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
MIT
at Wellesley
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Emerson
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Tufts
at Babson
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Smith
Wed Feb 06
8:00 PM
Babson
at WPI
Thu Feb 07
7:00 PM
Fisher
at Wheaton
Sat Feb 09
12:00 PM
MIT
at Springfield
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Babson
at Wheaton
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
WPI
at Emerson
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Clark
at Coast Guard
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Wellesley
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Emerson
at Clark
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Springfield
at Babson
Sat Feb 09
2:00 PM
Smith
at MIT
Sat Feb 09
2:00 PM
WPI
at Mount Holyoke
Mon Feb 11
6:00 PM
Wellesley
at Pine Manor
Wed Feb 13
6:00 PM
Clark
at MIT
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Emerson
at Babson
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Wheaton
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
WPI
at Springfield
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
WPI
at Emerson
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Babson
at Wellesley
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Clark
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Springfield
at Coast Guard
Wed Feb 13
8:00 PM
Wheaton
at MIT
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
at Emerson
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Wheaton
at Clark
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
MIT
at WPI
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
MIT
at Coast Guard
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Emerson
at Mount Holyoke
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Clark
at Springfield
Sat Feb 16
2:00 PM
Springfield
at Babson
Sat Feb 16
2:00 PM
Wheaton
at Smith
Sat Feb 16
3:00 PM
Babson
at WPI
Tue Feb 19
TBA
Coast Guard
at TBA
NEWMAC Tournament Feb. 19/21/23
Tue Feb 19
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Tue Feb 19
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Tue Feb 19
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Tue Feb 19
TBA
Wellesley
at TBA
NEWMAC Quarterfinals
Tue Feb 19
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Tue Feb 19
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Tue Feb 19
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Tue Feb 19
TBA
Coast Guard
at TBA
NEWMAC Tournament -- Feb. 19/21/23
Thu Feb 21
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Thu Feb 21
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Thu Feb 21
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal
Thu Feb 21
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal
Thu Feb 21
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Thu Feb 21
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Thu Feb 21
TBA
Wellesley
at TBA
NEWMAC Semifinals
Sat Feb 23
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Championship
Sat Feb 23
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Sat Feb 23
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Sat Feb 23
TBA
Babson
at TBA
Sat Feb 23
TBA
Wellesley
at TBA
NEWMAC Championship
Sat Feb 23
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Sat Feb 23
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Championship
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Kathleen McCartney, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Named 11th President of Smith College

Kathleen McCartney, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Named 11th President of Smith College

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and an internationally recognized authority on child development and early education, has been selected as the 11th president of Smith College.

A graduate of Tufts and Yale universities, McCartney is a Tufts trustee and represents Harvard on the founding board of edX, the online education consortium founded by Harvard and MIT. In her seven years as the head of HGSE, the school has raised $162 million, including two $10 million gifts in support of pioneering programs that have brought the university’s schools of business and government into partnership with the education school to prepare the next generation of education leaders.

In making the announcement, Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard, chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees, described McCartney as “an exceptional leader who understands Smith and the importance of women’s education in a resonant way.

“Kathy is a leader who inspires respect from everyone with whom she engages — students, staff, faculty, alumni,” Eveillard said. “As we got to know her, we quickly realized why she is held in such esteem by peers and colleagues at every level.”

Trustee Louise Parent, who chaired the search, said, “Kathy McCartney is a preeminent scholar, a nationally recognized leader in education, a proven innovator and a woman for the world.

“When we think about the future of Smith, we believe that its next decade will be its best decade,” Parent continued. “With Kathy leading Smith, we are putting a strong foundation in place to achieve this aspiration for our students and the entire Smith community. I couldn’t be more pleased that she will be our next president.”

“I am so proud to be appointed the 11th president of Smith College,” McCartney said. “While other colleges boast of naming a first woman president, Smith today announces its fifth. I am humbled to follow a group of remarkable leaders: Jill Ker Conway, Mary Maples Dunn, Ruth Simmons and Carol Christ, as well as Smith’s early presidents who believed so strongly in the rights and privileges of women. I look forward to building on the strong foundation provided through their collective legacies.

“The value of liberal arts education has never been clearer than it is today,” she continued. “Through a Smith education, women learn to examine arguments closely, test the limit of their judgment, step forward into leadership and exceed their own expectations. They learn to connect their values with their work. There is no greater goal in life.”

McCartney’s appointment is effective July 1, 2013, with her inauguration to follow in October. She succeeds Carol T. Christ, who has served as Smith's president since 2002. McCartney sent a video message to Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae, expressing her excitement and pleasure at the opportunity to lead what she describes as a preeminent liberal arts college with a distinguished history and important mission. Because students and faculty are in their last week of classes, she will come to campus to greet the Smith community after the spring semester begins in January; the event will be webcast live.

McCartney, who holds the title of Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, is widely respected in higher education. Under her transformative leadership, HGSE launched an innovative doctorate in education leadership, a three-year tuition-free doctoral program designed in collaboration with faculty from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. In just its third year, the Harvard Ed.L.D. is attracting approximately 500 applicants for 25 slots. The strategic planning McCartney led also resulted in a Ph.D in education, the first such degree ever approved by Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

“Kathy McCartney has been a superlative leader of our Ed School during a pivotal moment in its history,” said Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University. “She has guided the launch of an imaginative new doctoral program in education leadership, oriented to practice, as well as a highly interdisciplinary new Ph.D. program in education, oriented to research. She has strengthened and energized the faculty, increased student aid, deepened the school's connections with other parts of the university, and elevated its impact on the world of education far beyond Harvard.”

McCartney was the first in her family to go to college. Educated in the public schools of Medford, Mass., she went to Tufts University, where a faculty mentor encouraged her interest in psychology. She received a master’s and Ph.D from Yale, joined the Harvard psychology faculty as an assistant professor and was later tenured at the University of New Hampshire, where she was professor of psychology and family studies as well as director of the university’s child study and development center.

McCartney’s research concerns early experience and development; she has published more than 150 articles and chapters on childcare, early childhood education and poverty. A 1998 paper she co-authored with a national childcare research network provided compelling evidence that early childcare does not disrupt the mother-child bond. 

Recruited from the University of New Hampshire to Harvard in 2000, she was tapped by then-president Larry Summers in 2005 to serve as acting dean of HGSE and then as permanent dean the following year. She has led a 25 percent growth in HGSE’s core faculty, a doubling of financial aid for master’s students, and a dramatic increase in fellowship support for doctoral students.

A central commitment of McCartney’s administration has been extending HGSE’s external relationships in the United States around the world. She has established a partner network of more than 30 school districts and non-profit organizations, raised funds for international faculty research, and addressed education ministries and faculties in Chile, Thailand and South Africa. Her work has been covered by The New York Times, CNN and Education Week and cited by columnist and author Nicholas Kristof.

A commitment to diversity has been a hallmark of McCartney’s deanship. Thirty-eight percent of tenure-track faculty hired during her tenure were men and women of color. She created a staff position dedicated to increasing applications from students of color; one result is that half of the students in the new Ed.L.D. doctoral program in education leadership are people of color and more than half are women. To support an inclusive learning and professional environment she convened work groups and advisory bodies around issues of equity and diversity.

McCartney is especially proud of HGSE’s engagement with national anti-bullying efforts, which included the production of one of the first videos by a college or university in support of the “It Gets Better” campaign. In early 2012, she invited singer and songwriter Lady Gaga to Harvard to speak about her experience of being bullied in high school, an event that also drew talk show host Oprah Winfrey and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and which Gaga used to launch her anti-bullying, youth-empowering “Born This Way” foundation.

McCartney is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a Fellow of the American Education Research Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. The Boston Globe named her one of the 30 most innovative people in Massachusetts in 2011.

McCartney will be joined at Smith by her husband, Bill Hagen, who was a member of the English faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy for more than 20 years and is currently teaching at the Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass. Their four children have attended Keene State College, Middlebury College, the University of New Hampshire and Wesleyan University.

McCartney’s appointment is the culmination of a year-long international search by a 12-member committee. Elizabeth Eveillard, board chair, commended Parent for her leadership of the search and offered thanks to her fellow committee members for their extensive and thoughtful work, noting that McCartney was the committee's unanimous choice from an exceptional pool of candidates. “From the beginning, Kathy stood out as a leader who will guide Smith College to its best possible future,” she said. Referring to the college’s founder, she noted, “Sophia Smith’s legacy is in excellent hands.”

McCartney expressed gratitude to President Carol Christ and the board for astute management of the college over the last decade, a period that has presented significant challenges to higher education and to students and families seeking to afford the best education available. She commended Smith’s commitment to making high-quality education accessible to first-generation and low-income students, as well as the Futures Initiative, a far-reaching set of strategic-thinking conversations in which board members, senior administrators and faculty developed a framework to guide the college in facing risks and embracing opportunities in the coming decades.

“The Futures Initiative demonstrates how well-positioned Smith is to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead with respect to enrollment models, global engagement and new academic programs,” McCartney said. “Clearly, Smith is prepared to be bold in the new world of higher education.”

Founded in 1871, Smith College enrolls 2,750 students from every U.S. state and 60 countries. Its 47,000 alumnae live and work in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries. Smith is a top producer of Fulbright Fellows; second in the nation among baccalaureate institutions in the number of students studying abroad for a full year; and host to the only accredited engineering program at a U.S. women’s college. The Smith College School for Social Work is one of the country’s top-ranked programs in clinical social work, offering both the master’s and Ph.D.

Release courtesy of Smith College Office of College Relations