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Dr. Julie WollmanDr. Julie Wollman became the 10th president of Widener University in January 2016.

Dr. Wollman previously served as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she introduced a campus-wide President’s Listening Initiative, an inclusive and successful process that resulted in an updated mission, values and strategic plan, focused on academic excellence, faculty and staff development, and high impact learning practices for all undergraduate students. Dr. Wollman also established Porreco College, a highly successful satellite campus, offering associate degrees targeted to meet the needs of Erie’s urban population.

Prior to becoming president of Edinboro, Dr. Wollman served as vice president for academic affairs at Wheelock College in Boston, Mass. Before that, she was vice president for academic affairs at Worcester State University, and dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College, where she also co-directed the doctoral program and held rank of full professor.

A graduate of Harvard University where she majored in English and American literature and language and minored in French, Dr. Wollman earned her master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctor of philosophy in education from New York University.