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Meet Sonya Stephens

Sonya Stephens is the acting president of Mount Holyoke College, a position she assumed on July 1, 2016. She was appointed by unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees for a period of three years. She succeeds the College’s eighteenth president, Lynn Pasquerella ’80.

During her tenure Stephens will preside over key campus initiatives such as the development of The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2021, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) reaccreditation process, facilities master planning, and the Community Center. She will also plan and launch a new capital campaign. 

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President’s Blog

“What we can do together”: An inside view of Mount Holyoke


News stories and Q&As with Sonya Stephens


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Full steam ahead!

Join Acting President Sonya Stephens as she tours the College’s central heating plant. Watch the video.

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A conversation at the construction site.

How will the new Community Center contribute to the College’s sustainability efforts? Watch the video.

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The history behind the magic

The College’s enduring beauty? It’s a real conversation piece. Watch the video.