Presidents Circle

The Presidents Circle is a network of current and former college, university and university system presidents and chancellors whose generous support enables the Re:Gender to pursue groundbreaking research, analysis and commentary on issues critical to higher education. Membership provides academic leaders with a powerful tool for enhancing connections within and beyond academia, with access to a variety of leaders and institutions. Re:Gender’s network of experts and expertise is a valuable resource providing Presidents Circle members with critical information to help build their programs and expand their networks. Membership also provides opportunities to engage with leaders from corporate, policy, advocacy and philanthropic sectors.

For more information about joining the Presidents Circle, please contact Gail Cooper at

Presidents Circle Members
Drew Gilpin Faust
Harvard University

Wesley K. Fuchs
University of Florida
Jere W. Moorehead
University of Georgia

Karen Gould
Brooklyn College
President Emerita
Ithaca College and Lyndon State College
Elizabeth Kiss
Agnes Scott College

Convenings & Events

Presidents Circle Virtual Convening on Sexual Violence

On October 20, 2014, Re:Gender hosted a virtual convening with its Presidents Circle as a pre-launch of its new initiative, Identity and Sexual Violence, that began to roll out this Fall. Convening participants explored ways to work collectively, and in a supportive manner, to solve sexual violence. At the heart of this initiative is Re:Gender's belief that finding new ways to think about and address sexual violence is not the sole responsibility of college and university campuses.

Headlines over the last decade make clear, commonalities across institutions - be it the church, the military, the workplace or college campuses - point to the need for a larger social fix. To this end, the meeting provided an opportunity to first engage college and university presidents and hear from Joie Acosta, a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and faculty of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, who presented compelling evidence of the value in this approach.