The Inauguration of Laura Ann Rosenbury, Ninth President of Barnard College

The Inauguration of Laura Ann Rosenbury, the Ninth President of Barnard College, was Friday, February 2nd, 2024. 

A recording of the ceremony can be found below.

The Inauguration of Laura Ann Rosenbury
Inauguration 2024 stage

President Laura Rosenbury

A leading feminist legal theorist, Laura Rosenbury is Barnard College’s ninth president. She began her tenure on June 12, 2023.

Inauguration Planning Committee

Representatives of the Board of Trustees

  • Sooji Park '90
  • Paola "Pao" Ramos '09
  • Frances Sadler '72, Trustee Emerita

Representatives of the Senior Leadership Team

  • Ciaran Escoffery, Assistant Vice President and Secretary to the Board
  • Kelli Murray, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Chief Administrative Officer


Representatives of the Faculty

  • Alice Reagan, Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Drama and Theatre Arts, Columbia
  • Michael Wheaton, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Representatives of the Staff

  • Alexa Easter '23, Post Baccalaureate Fellow, Center for Engaged Pedagogy
  • Thomas Kaplan, Assistant Vice President of Risk and Chief of Staff, Finance & Operations 
  • Ben Klein, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College
  • Angela Lamon, Director, Alumnae Relations
  • Martha Tenney, Director of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections
  • Juely Valera, Executive Assistant to the President

Representatives of the Students

  • Tyra Manning '25
  • Eliza Tagle '24

Committee Staff 

  • Francesca Bertolini, Director of Presidential and Strategic Events
  • Kirsten Garino, Manager of Strategic Projects
  • Cynthia Yang '02, Associate Vice President and Special Advisor to the President