BA Political Science, ’73 | Head Librarian of Congress
Carla Hayden transferred to Roosevelt hoping to reignite her passion for her college education. She studied with professors like Frank Untermyer, who encouraged her to reflect on what the U.S. government is and what it could be.
After graduating, Hayden led community libraries in Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, DC before becoming the 14th Head Librarian of Congress. She is the first African American and first woman to serve as the highest librarian in the country.
Read more about Carla Hayden in the Roosevelt Review or watch her Commencement address.