Dr. Elizabeth M. Meade became the fourteenth President of Cedar Crest College on July 1, 2018. Dr. Meade, who has been a member of the Cedar Crest faculty since 1993, was named Interim President in July 2017. Prior to that, she was the College's Provost for a five-year period and previously served as Acting Provost and Chair of Cedar Crest's Department of Humanities.
During her tenure as Interim President, Dr. Meade has been instrumental in leading the implementation of the College's recently approved strategic plan, advancing programmatic areas, and showing a commitment to disciplined fundraising that is refreshing. She also recently began a $5.2M renovation of the student center and a residence hall, along with a branding initiative for the College to proudly declare its identity as a 21st century women's college.
Dr. Meade earned her master's degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College and earned a bachelor's degree with distinction in German language and literature from Bryn Mawr College. She is married to Arturo Perez who is a software engineer with Cisco Systems. They have three children.