Frances Daly Fergusson was elected the ninth president of Vassar College in 1986 and retired from that position in 2006. She currently serves as president emeritus and professor of art at Vassar. Dr. Fergusson is a graduate of Wellesley College with special honors in art history, and earned her masters and doctoral degrees in art history at Harvard University. Among many other responsibilities, she is president-elect of the board of overseers of Harvard University, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the board of trustees for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Noguchi Museum and the National Humanities Center. Dr. Fergusson is 63 years old and has been a Director since January 2005. She is a Professor at Vassar College and is President Emeritus of the College, a position she held from 1986 to July 2006. She is also a Director of HSBC Bank USA and Mattel, Inc. and is President of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.