Maria Klawe became Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Upon arriving at the College, she led an ambitious and widely-embraced strategic planning initiative, “HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future.”
President Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education more accessible to diverse groups. She has emerged as a national thought leader on women in STEM education. Continue reading President Klawe’s biography.