Wanda M. Holland Greene ’89, TC’91, a nationally recognized leader in education and the head of The Hamlin School of San Francisco, has been elected to the University’s Board of Trustees. Holland Greene succeeds William V. Campbell ’62, TC’64, chair emeritus, who was on the board from 2003 to 2015.
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A Brooklyn native, Holland Greene graduated from The Chapin School, then earned a B.A. in English literature with a concentration in psychology and an M.A. in curriculum design and instruction. She holds a permanent teaching license in New York State and has completed extensive coursework in private school leadership at The Klingenstein Center at Columbia.
“I’m delighted to welcome Wanda Holland Greene to our ranks,” said Trustees Chairman Jonathan D. Schiller ’69, LAW’73. “It seems especially appropriate that, like our good friend Bill Campbell, whom she succeeds, she is a graduate of both Columbia College and Teachers College. We know that her work as an educational leader will enhance our ability as a group to serve Columbia in the years ahead.”
Prior to her leadership at Hamlin, Holland Greene was for 11 years a senior administrator and ex-officio trustee at The Park School in Brookline, Mass. She began her career in education at the Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School and continued at Chapin, where she was a teacher, adviser and the school’s first director of student life. She is a former trustee of Concord Academy, Chapin, Cornerstone Literacy, Hamilton Family Center and Lick-Wilmerding H.S., and a past member of the College’s Board of Visitors and the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Holland Greene currently is a trustee at Head-Royce School and the National Association of Independent Schools, and is an adviser to Common Sense Media and Carney Sandoe & Associates. Holland Greene has focused on academic and ethical excellence, gender equity, performance evaluation, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and global citizenship. As a faculty member of the National Association of Independent Schools’ Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads, she is an advocate and sponsor for women and people of color in educational leadership. In 2014 she was named one of San Francisco’s Most Influential Women and in 2015 was named a Women’s History Month honoree by the City & County of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.
“As a proud Columbian, I’m honored to return to Morningside Heights to serve the University that gave me so much as a student,” said Holland Greene. “This is an important moment for all levels of education in our country and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to bring my experience in primary and secondary education to the conversation on issues and opportunities facing higher education at my alma mater.”
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