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Ruth J. Simmons
18th President of Brown University
In office
October 14, 2001 â€“ June 30, 2012
Preceded by Gordon Gee
Succeeded by Christina Paxson
9th president of Smith College
In office
1995–2001
Preceded by Mary Maples Dunn
Succeeded by Carol T. Christ
Personal details
Born Ruth Jean Stubblefield
(1945-07-03) July 3, 1945 (age 71)
Grapeland, Texas, U.S.
Spouse(s) Norbert Alonzo Simmons
Children Khari C. Simmons
Maya A. Simmons
Residence Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Alma mater Dillard University
Harvard University
Religion Christianity

It's very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed.
Ruth J. Simmons
Probably the first time I was a boss was when I was associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Southern California. I was in my early 30s.
Ruth J. Simmons
I often say that shareholders should feel very responsible for how responsive corporations are to the public trust.
Ruth J. Simmons
The committee's work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past.
Ruth J. Simmons
I'm the youngest of 12 children. And although I was the youngest, I tried to organize things in my family. When there were disputes, I tried to mediate.
Ruth J. Simmons
There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach.
Ruth J. Simmons
There's nothing worse than a leader who lacks ambition.
I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students.
Ruth J. Simmons
If I can give a very substantial injection of humanistic thinking into corporations, boy, that would change things a lot.
Ruth J. Simmons