Laura Skandera Trombley

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Laura Skandera Trombley

Laura Skandera Trombley

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Dr. Laura Skandera Trombley was appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2012 to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Trombley, the President of Pitzer College since July 2002, is a noted Mark Twain scholar, author, and nationally recognized champion of liberal arts education.

Under her leadership, Pitzer College has experienced a rise in worldwide recognition and is one of the most selective higher education institutions in the country. Nationally, Pitzer College has been the leader in Fulbright fellowships per 1,000 students for the past ten years. Trombley has also shepherded the transformation of Pitzer’s campus with 48 percent of all buildings receiving LEED Platinum or Gold certification during her tenure.

She is the author of five books, including Mark Twain's Other Woman. She earned her B.A. and M.A. at Pepperdine University and her PhD from the University of Southern California. In 2002, Pepperdine named her one of its Accomplished Alumni, and in 2013 Trombley received an honorary doctorate from the university.