Florence Goff, the College’s Associate Chief Information Officer and Equal Opportunity Officer, will retire this spring after decades of service to the College. Members of the campus community are invited to a reception in her honor on Thursday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wyndham Alumnae House.
Goff’s impact on the College has extended far beyond the boundaries of her work as a librarian and information-services professional. She has long served as an informal adviser to students of color at Bryn Mawr, a role that was eventually formalized in a variety of ways, including her service in a mentoring program for students of color and on the College’s Diversity Leadership Group. She has generously contributed time and resources as a founding member of the Social Justice Partnership Program and has shared her expertise in matters of governance with the student Self Government Association.
In the words of Trustee Willa Seldon, “Florence Goff has been one of the key leaders of diversity initiatives at Bryn Mawr. Her connection to this begins with a deep personal understanding of the issues and a heartfelt commitment to justice and equality. Florence genuinely loves Bryn Mawr students and her work, and her enthusiasm and perseverance inspire me.”