Dr. Nancy J. Cable was appointed as President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in October of 2012. A nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, finance and affordability, and liberal arts curricula, she served as faculty member and dean at Denison University from 1977-1986, Guilford College from 1986-1991, and Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College from 1991-2005 leading a college wide effort to advance selectivity, diversity, financial capacity, and strategic planning. From 2005-2009, she served as Vice President for Development in the College of Engineering at the University of Virginia and later with UVa’s Semester at Sea Program. Following 3 years of service as Bates College’s Vice President, the Bates College Board of Trustees elected Dr. Cable as Interim President.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her B.A. in history from Marietta College, a Master’s degree from the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She also graduated from the Harvard University Institute for Educational Leadership.