Once a First-Generation Student, Now a College President

As the first person in her family to go to college, Kathleen McCartney understands the challenges facing first-generation students. Today she is president of Smith College. In a recent conversation, Ms. McCartney talked about how colleges are better at serving such students, the importance of mentors, and how her background shapes her approach to college leadership.

Read more about Kathleen McCartney, President of Smith College.