Connecticut College’s 12th President, Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.

In March 2024, Andrea Chapdelaine was unanimously appointed to serve as Connecticut College’s 12th president by the Board of Trustees, beginning July 1, 2024. She previously served as president of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she was also a tenured faculty member in the psychology department, teaching social psychology at the graduate level. A strategic leader and compassionate community builder, Chapdelaine has more than 30 years of experience in higher education as a professor, dean, provost and president.

She began her teaching career at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where she was a visiting assistant professor from 1993 to 1995. She then taught at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1995 to 1998, also as a visiting assistant professor. She joined Albright College in 1998 as a psychology faculty member and served as dean of undergraduate studies before becoming provost.

During her career, she has taught courses in introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, program evaluation, social psychology, psychology and the law, close relationships and community-based research. Her most recent scholarly work has focused on supporting faculty through policies designed to promote flexibility and work-life balance, the value of undergraduate research to student learning and ethical issues in service learning.