New president named at Knox College

 From The Wall Street Journal:
For the first time in its 174-year history, Knox College in Galesburg has a female president.

Teresa L. Amott was named Monday to succeed Roger L. Taylor, who announced last April his intention to retire after 10 years in the post.

Amott currently serves as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, a position she has held since 2005.

Board chairman Jan Koran says the trustees were unanimously impressed with Amott’s commitment to the liberal arts. She added Amott’s enthusiasm for Knox’s continued growth was clear.

Before joining Hobart and William Smith, she was vice provost of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. She also has held academic appointments at Bucknell and Harvard universities, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Wellesley College.