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Guilford College’s new president, Jane Fernandes, gets acquainted with her new office as she works on balancing the school’s budget.
For the first time since its
establishment in 1837, Guilford College
has a female president: Jane Fernandes.
"My first impression of Jane is that
she gets us," said Assistant Professor of
English Myl&ne Dressier. "She speaks
the language of Guilford, and I'm so
excited and encouraged by that! Pm
struck by her combination of humility
and compassion with authority and
ambition, and I feel like that is Guilford
in a nutshell."
Fernandes' first visit to Guilford was
prompted by the invitation by faculty
members, such as Thomas Guthrie,
department chair and associate professor
of sociology and anthropology- In 2013,
Guthrie invited Fernandes to speak
before the students in his IDS course,
"The Politics of Difference," on the topic
of deaf culture.
After learning news of former
President and Professor of Political
Science Kent Chabotar's approaching
retirement, Guthrie thought Fernandes
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