Scholarship Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Nancy J. Cable photoDr. Nancy J. Cable was appointed as President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in October of 2012. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, organized in 1962 by the founder of the Alcoa Company, work to strengthen America through national reaching philanthropic support and partnerships in private higher education, public educational media in history and children’s programs, religious literacy and interfaith understanding, and medicine and health.

Dr. Cable is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, finance and affordability, and liberal arts curricula. She served as faculty member and dean at Denison University from 1977-1986, Guilford College from 1986-1991, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College from 1991-2005 leading a college wide effort to advance selectivity, diversity, financial capacity, and strategic planning. From 2005- 2009, she served as Vice President for Development in the College of Engineering and later with the Semester at Sea Program at the University of Virginia. Following service as Bates College’s Vice President, the Bates Board of Trustees elected Dr. Cable as Interim President, a position that allowed her to help lead college wide efforts on governance, faculty and curricular issues, and matters of diversity and inclusion.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her B.A. in history from Marietta College, a Master’s degree from the University of Vermont, and her Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. She also graduated from the Harvard University Institute from Educational Leadership.