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"Education is the single most consistent and powerful instrument in the advancement of an individual and a people."


- Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

What are the most important issues facing college and university leadership now and into the future?

Being on the faculty of University of Michigan allows me to contribute to a vibrant campus environment through teaching, research, and service. In addition, my volunteer work for Spelman College gives me a national and global perspective on key issues facing higher education, while affording me the opportunity to serve an institution dedicated to developing young women who go on to change the world.


Anatomy of a Search: Four Key Players in the Spelman Presidential-Search Process Reflect on What Went Right

Brewer, Rosalind, Romie Tribble, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and Mary Schmidt Campbell. The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 6, 2016.

The Pick and the Process: Leading a Presidential Search in the Digital Age

Watkins-Hayes, Celeste.  Cover Story – Trusteeship Magazine. Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities.