On July 1, 2019, Sarah Mangelsdorf became the new president of the University of Rochester. She was selected for the role following the resignation of Joel Seligman, and is the university’s first female president.
Mangelsdorf comes to Rochester from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as provost. She’s also a professor of psychology whose research focuses on the social and emotional development of infants and young children.
We sit down with Mangelsdorf to discuss her background, her goals for the university, her views on the university’s role in terms of economic development, and how she thinks the campus is moving forward after the events of last year. In studio: