Christie Chung, associate dean for research, scholarship, and partnerships and a psychology professor at Mills since 2007, has been appointed to the role of interim executive director of the Mills Institute. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, the Institute’s inaugural director, has transitioned to a teaching role as an English professor. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead the Mills Institute and to bring Mills’ amazing legacy
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As the first head of the Mills Institute, Nicole Guidotti-Hernández has a lot to say about where Mills goes from here.
Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández has been appointed executive director of the Mills Institute. Her tenure started on December 1, 2022. She grew up in the Salinas Valley and attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate degree, later earning a master’s degree and doctorate in English at Cornell University. After stints as associate professor of gender studies at the University of Arizona and the inaugural chair of
By Ajuan Mance and Marilyn R. Schuster ’65 What is an Institute? In the weeks and months following President Hillman’s March announcement that Mills College would transition into a non-degree-granting institute, this question was asked many times. Sometimes incredulously, sometimes rhetorically, and sometimes with guarded optimism. However it was expressed, though, the meaning was clear: