From our founding in 1861, North Central was one of the few colleges welcoming women students. With the inauguration of the College’s first woman president, Dr. Anita Thomas, a new effort has begun to acknowledge and give credit to the women in our lives who have provided inspiration. Inspire is just such an initiative to help celebrate the women who encourage, support and impact our lives.
“This institution is you, and this institution is for you. My doors are always open. I want to hear from you and learn with you. My leadership will only be as strong as we are when we live out our mission together—to be a diverse community of learners.”
Dr. Anita Jones Thomas, 11th President of North Central College, speaking directly to students during her Investiture Ceremony, held on November 11, 2023