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Fashion Friday: Meet D'Youville's Mimi Harris Steadman

Name: Mimi Harris Steadman, 53.

Who she is: Vice president for academic affairs at D'Youville College since September 2017. Previously, she was associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Daemen College. A native of Logan, W. Va., she earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor's from Cornell University. She and her husband, Erich, live in Amherst and have three grown children, ages 18, 24 and 27.

What she's wearing:  Black-and-white stretch knit dress from Maggy London she bought online; shawl given to her by scholars visiting from Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, a D'Youville partner; necklace from a J.Crew outlet store; tall boots she's had for years; Skagen watch from TJMaxx; silver earrings; red Kate Spade bag from Marshalls, and a bracelet with three buffalo charms – a gift from her former team of three at Daemen College.

Signature piece: "Scarves in general, especially in winter. You can be warm and colorful," she said. She also always wears something red, such as a purse or sweater, because it's the color of D'Youville College.

Fashion statement: "I like to wear dresses because it only requires making one decision, and they usually don't have to be ironed," she said.

Last purchase: The watch she's wearing. At meetings, if she wants to check the time, she prefers to peek at a watch rather than look at her phone.

In the market for: Nothing right now. She'll think about it after D'Youville's graduation on May 19.

The main floor of the Koessler Administration Building. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

A closer look at the shawl and red bag. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)


Her bracelet and watch. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Her necklace and earrings. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)


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