Since its founding, Sarah Lawrence has been served by ten presidents, all visionary educators, administrators, and advocates of liberal arts education. Today, President Karen R. Lawrence, along with the College's Board of Trustees and senior leadership team of deans and vice presidents, are charged with preserving and progressing Sarah Lawrence's unique vision and character. To this end, President Lawrence launched and continues to steward a comprehensive strategic planning process that will provide a blueprint for the College during the next five to seven years. In addition, a main focus since her arrival has been on the building of student community and creating a strong and involved presidential presence on campus.
The Sarah Lawrence College Archives maintains an Oral History Collection consisting of histories from former college Presidents, Trustees, faculty members, alumnae/i, members of the Lawrence family, and other individuals connected to Sarah Lawrence College and influential in its growth throughout the years. The histories include remembrances of the founding of Sarah Lawrence College and early college history, changes on campus over the years, campus life, and biographical information. Individuals wishing to learn more about leadership at Sarah Lawrence throughout the years are welcome to further explore the Archives.