Knox President Ready for Commencement

Outgoing Knox College president Roger Taylor has made a promise once he retires at the end of the month.

“Ann and I will not be on campus for two years.”

Taylor says he personally told that to incoming president Teresa Amott. He tells the WGIL Morning News it’s like when the preacher leaves the church: when it’s time to move on, it’s time to move on.

But Taylor says he and his wife Ann have some plans once retirement starts, including continuing to serve on a state board.

“I’m still on the Illinois Humanities Council Board and Ann wants to travel, I’ve had enough travel to last me for awhile, my only plan is to drive my pickup often enough to keep the battery charged.”

Taylor has been Knox College president since 2002, and is a 1963 grad of the school. He says the next time anyone will see him or Ann on campus is for their 40th class reunion in 2013.

Knox graduates around 250 students Saturday during morning ceremonies on the lawn behind Old Main.