A passionate advocate for educational access and excellence, Virginia Slaughter has died at 92. She established the Goldsmith Scholars Program at Macaulay, which provided critical leadership training and support for more than 200 of our most promising students. She participated in countless programs with our students and alumni, who admired and loved and were inspired by her.
Ginny’s wise counsel and encouragement were invaluable, always leavened by her remarkable wit. Because of her exceptional history as an educator, and her commitment to the college, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2013.
Dean Mary Pearl, Deans Emeritae Laura Schor and Ann Kirschner, Chairman William Macaulay, our Goldsmith Scholars, and the full Macaulay Honors College community send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.