The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino announced Tuesday that Laura Skandera Trombley has been named the eighth president of the institution.
Trombley, who will take office in July as the first woman president of The Huntington, succeeds Steven S. Koblik, who will retire at the end of June.
Trombley comes to The Huntington after 13 years as president of Pitzer College in Claremont, where she is widely credited with dramatically improving the college’s standing in higher education. Under her leadership, the college completed three successful fund-raising campaigns, raising over $110 million, library officials said.
In her new role, Trombley will oversee a staff of about 450, an annual budget of $40 million, and an endowment of about $450 million.
Her arrival follows a long period of programmatic and capital expansion, and substantial increases in membership and endowment, capped off with the planned opening next spring of the $68 million Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center.
— City News Service
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