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Donald M. Stewart, American college president.


Stewart, Donald M. was born on July 8, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor, Grinnell College, 1959. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1962. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1969.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1975.


Assistant to representative for West Africa Ford Foundation, 1962-1964, program assistant Middle East Africa Project, 1964-1966, assistant representative Cairo, assistant for North Africa, 1966-1967. Program officer Middle East Africa Program, 1968-1970. Executive assistant to president University Pennsylvania, 1970-1972.

Researcher Ford Foundation Study Award, Washington, 1972-1973. Director Community Leadership Seminar Program, 1973-1974, Continuing Education, 1973-1974, Higher Education Research, 1973-1974. Instructor City Planning and Public Policy Analysis, 1973-1974.

President Spelman College, 1976-1987, College Board, New York City, 1987—1999. Senior program officer, special advisory to president Carnegie Corporation, 1999—2000. President, Chief Executive Officer Chicago Community Trust, 2000—2005.

Board directors Bankers Life of Iowa Insurance Company, National Bank of Georgia, visiting professor Harris School Public Policy Studies, University Chicago.


President, treasurer Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Trustee, member advisory council of president, member governing board Grinnell College. Member Council on Foreign Relations.

Board directors Committee forEcon. Development; president Committee on Arts and Humanities. Trustee Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Member research committee Indiana Sector Advisory Committee. Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member National Academy Public Administration (board directors).


Married Isabel Carter Johnston. Children: Jay Ashton, Carter Mitchell.

Isabel Carter Johnston

Jay Ashton Stewart

Carter Mitchell Stewart