Judith Shapiro

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Judith Shapiro '72GSAS, also known as JShap, was the ninth President of Barnard College and therefore an academic dean within Columbia University. She was previously the Provost of Bryn Mawr College, and earned her PhD in anthropology at Columbia in 1972.

On Monday, April 9th, 2007, Shapiro announced she would step down at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year. According to Anna Quindlen, chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees, "the Shapiro years have been a golden age for Barnard College, in terms of both growth and stability, and we will move forward from a position of great strength because of Judith's fourteen years here."[1]

During the 2008 Commencement, JShap was presented with an honourary Doctor of Laws degree.

Preceded by
Ellen V. Futter
President of Barnard College 
Succeeded by
Debora Spar