Dean Jacquelyn Litt

A Message from Dean Jacquelyn Litt

As summer comes to a close and the new school year begins, I find myself thinking of all the new ideas, opportunities, and adventures Douglass students will have in the coming year. This could be the year a student formulates a scientific hypothesis that is the foundation of her research career. It could be the year an art student creates her very first exhibition piece, a future defense lawyer lands an internship that solidifies her passion for justice, or a talented educator passes her certification exam. While I look forward to the academic and professional avenues our students will take, I am also excited for all our students will accomplish outside the classroom and the workplace. Douglass students are known to be leaders in the community. Our students care. They engage with big issues, and consistently seek out ways to lend their support to causes that make a difference. Each time a student gives back to her community, she embodies Douglass’s strongest ideals.  

Our incoming students will find there are many opportunities at Douglass, from programming to student groups, to engage in service-learning. For example, students can participate in the Douglass DIMACS Computing Corp, where Douglass students support middle school girls by creating activities that encourage them to pursue their love of technology. Also, there are student organizations like Missy’s Treehouse Disabilities Community, where Douglass students of all abilities can socialize, advocate, and have fun without stigma.

I look forward to this school year for all the amazing ways Douglass students will make a profound difference.


Dean Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D.