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Sweet Briar College president Meredith Woo announces leadership transition

January 9, 2023

  SWEET BRIAR, VA (January 9, 2023) — Sweet Briar College’s 13th president, Meredith Jung-En Woo, announced today that she will step down at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year after leading the College for seven years. The College’s Board of Directors will work with the campus community over the next eighteen months to […]


S&P Global Affirms Sweet Briar’s Bond Rating and Raises its Outlook

January 5, 2023

Sweet Briar College starts the new year with its strong financial profile recognized by S&P Global, which has affirmed the school’s long-term bond rating of BB and revised its outlook from stable to positive.  Only four percent of the U.S. higher education institutions reviewed by S&P received a positive outlook, so Sweet Briar’s upwardly revised […]


Sweet Briar College receives a $5 million lead gift to renovate its science and engineering building

October 25, 2022

Sweet Briar College announces that it has received a $5 million lead commitment to renovate Guion Science Center from an anonymous alumna. This gift will help to modernize the building, which is home to Sweet Briar’s engineering and other science disciplines. The building will receive technology upgrades in labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. Classrooms will […]


Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Elena Quevedo ’83

October 12, 2022
Elena Quevedo in her graduation regalia

Elena Quevedo ’83 knows a thing or two about breaking gender and ethnic stereotypes. Learn more about how her Sweet Briar experience prepared her to be a strong leader.


Composing Outside the Box

September 28, 2022

It’s not every day that a composer’s style combines Philip Glass and Beck and yet, that’s exactly what music professor Joshua Harris does. And now, his creativity and innovation have been recognized by the Barlow Endowment at Brigham Young University: he’s been commissioned to compose a new piece for Hub New Music next year.


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