From the President

Photo: President Maria KlaweWith his great vision and incredible energy, Founding President Joseph Platt took the helm of Harvey Mudd College in 1956. He led the College through two decades of growth to national acclaim as a premier science, engineering and mathematics college. Joe also developed the mission for Harvey Mudd that we still embrace today.

I count it a privilege and honor to have been appointed the fifth president of Harvey Mudd in 2006. My tenure began with the community discussions and collaboration that created “HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future,” an ambitious outline of the College’s aspirations that comprises six themes:

  1. Innovation, Leadership and Impact
  2. Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning
  3. Unsurpassed Excellence and Diversity
  4. Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person
  5. Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society
  6. Infrastructure Improvement to Support Excellence and Build Community

As a community, Harvey Mudd is on a mission. We’ve made great progress toward achieving our goals. But there is still much to do if we are to realize the vision we established together in 2006. Through The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, we seek to fund the people, programs and places that will allow us to realize our vision and continue our mission to ensure that a steady stream of passionate problem solvers is available to address the most pressing issues of our time.

You will learn more about what makes this College unique, as well as how your personal investment in Harvey Mudd College can help change lives for the better. Help us honor the legacy of the College’s founders by ensuring a strong future.

Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College