Placed Leaders

Sarah Bolton


Whitman College

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with the Board of Trustees of Whitman College to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Sarah Bolton as Whitman’s 15th President. 

A respected physicist, scholar, and administrator, Bolton brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education and a long-standing commitment to the liberal arts. Prior to her term as president of The College of Wooster, Bolton spent more than 20 years at Williams College in Massachusetts, first as a professor and then as Dean of the College.

“Sarah is a dynamic leader and a thoughtful listener whose values and vision mirror those of Whitman,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees Joe Davis.“ She believes that student learning and growth should be at the center of every decision, that excellence requires equity and a commitment to fulfill the college’s promise for every student. She believes a great liberal arts education like Whitman’s is more important than ever – preparing students to impact the world in ways that are so greatly needed at this moment. With these guiding values, Sarah Bolton is the right president for Whitman at this time in the college’s history.”

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