Sweet Briar College announces next president

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AMHERST, Va. (WDBJ7) Sweet Briar College introduced its next president on Monday. Meredith Woo will succeed Phillip C. Stone, who will retire in May.

Dr. Meredith Woo

Woo served as the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia from 2008 to 2014.

Most recently, Woo has been in London working as director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations.

Prior to UVA, Woo was the associate dean for social sciences at the University of Michigan and a tenured professor of political science.

Woo holds a Ph.D. in political science as well as an M.A. in international affairs, both from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Bowdoin College in Maine.