Katherine Blodgett Hadley ’20, chair of the Vassar board of trustees, announced that Sarah Gibson Blanding, dean of the State College of Home Economics at Cornell University was the unanimous choice of the board to succeed Henry Noble MacCracken as president.  Miss Blanding was the first woman to become president of the college.

“We are glad,” Mrs. Hadley said, “to give recognition to woman’s place in the educational world by the election of such an outstanding woman.”  In a statement issued after the announcement, Miss Blanding said, “Each generation has something to contribute to the progress of the world, but to our generation has come the unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the position of free men everywhere and to help in rebuilding a world that shall be based on international justice, understanding and good will.”     The New York Times