Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.

Deborah joined Campus Philly as its president in 2010 and has led the organization through a period of extraordinary growth that includes doubling the number of college partners, launching new programs in internships and arts and culture, and building a robust corporate membership program. She speaks nationally to groups about talent attraction and retention as economic drivers for cities. Deborah began her career as a college professor, teaching political philosophy at Columbia University and Bryn Mawr College. After seven years at the market research firm, The Melior Group, Deborah joined Visit Philadelphia as their first director of research and strategy. Deborah holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Deborah serves as the board chair for the Greater Philly Hillel Network. In 2008, Deborah is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades including: “Most Admired CEO” in 2014 in the nonprofit category by the Philadelphia Business Journal; Brava Award for leadership by SmartCEO in 2016; Globy award in educational leadership by the Global Philadelphia Association in 2017; and “Woman of Distinction” award by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2018.

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October 17, 2019
Philadelphia retains 54% of its regional college graduates, higher than Boston’s retention rate of 42%. What’s keeping recent grads in the area, and how can the retention be leveraged to increase innovation, startups and business growth in Philadelphia?