About Dr. Sterritt

The Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce Dr. D. E. Lorraine Sterritt as the seventeenth President of Saint Michael’s College. Most recently, Dr. Sterritt served as President of Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Born and raised in Ireland, Dr. Sterritt holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in French from Queen’s University Belfast, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in French from Princeton University.

Her career in the United States started at Chatham Hall, an all-girls college-preparatory boarding school in Chatham, Virginia, where she was Director of School and also taught French and Latin from 1985 to 1991. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Sterritt studied at Princeton University, where she also served as Assistant Master of Wilson College. From 1996 to 2000, she served as Assistant and then Associate Dean of Freshmen at Harvard University before moving to the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as Dean of Freshmen and Director of Academic Advising. From 2004 to 2010, she worked at Stanford University in administrative and teaching roles. From there she moved back to Harvard, where she was a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and Dean for Administration at Harvard College.

Dr. Sterritt and her husband, Norbert Lain, moved to Vermont in the summer of 2018, and Dr. Sterritt assumed her duties as President of Saint Michael’s College on July 1.