Audrey Bilger, Who Earned Ph.D. in English at UVA, to Lead Reed College

“College presidents have been described as the ‘narrators-in-chief’ of their institutions,” said University of Virginia alumna Audrey Bilger, who this summer will become the 16th president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and the first woman to serve in that role. “My background as a scholar of literature and teacher in the classroom will be of enormous assistance to me in telling the impressive story of Reed College,” Bilger wrote in email from the West Coast, where she has mostly lived an

Reed College | Reed College President Elect

The Reed College Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Audrey Bilger as the 16th president of Reed College. Bilger is the first woman to be selected for the post. She joins the Reed community from Pomona College, where she served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college and professor of English. Bilger earned an MA and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia and a BA in philosophy from Oklahoma State University. She was a member of the English faculty at Obe