A member of the Cedar Crest faculty since 1993, Dr. Meade was named Interim President in July 2017. Prior to that, she served as Provost for a five-year period after working in the roles of Acting Provost and Chair of Cedar Crest’s Department of Humanities.
In her time as president, Dr. Meade has been instrumental in leading the implementation of the College’s strategic plan, advancing programmatic areas, and showing a commitment to disciplined fundraising. She furthered a $5.2M renovation of the student center and a residence hall, along with a branding initiative for the College to proudly declare its identity as a 21st century women’s college.
Dr. Meade earned her master’s degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College and bachelor’s degree with distinction in German language and literature from Bryn Mawr College. She is married to Arturo Perez who is a software engineer with Cisco Systems. They have three children.