Sarah C. Mangelsdorf
Sarah C. Mangelsdorf became president of the University of Rochester on July 1, 2019. An experienced academic leader, Mangelsdorf served as provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before coming to Rochester. She is a professor of psychology who is internationally known for her research on social and emotional development.
Mangelsdorf is also known for her work on issues of academic quality, educational access, and diversity and inclusion at some of the nation’s leading public and private institutions. She has earned wide recognition for developing important strategic initiatives tailored to the goals of each institution and for taking a leading role in building both financial and institutional support for those goals.
A Pennsylvania native, Mangelsdorf graduated from Oberlin College in 1980 and earned her doctorate in child psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988.