Knox Formally Installs New President

From: WGIL (Galesburg, IL)

Hobart and William Smith College president Mark Gearan joked as he introduced [Teresa] Amott Saturday, at a ceremony on the Knox College campus formally installing Amott as college president, following ten months on the job.

[Gearan said he wanted to tell listeners] “…how deeply resentful we are [at Hobart and William Smith Colleges], to all of you, how much we envy Knox College, for having Dr. Amott at the helm.”…

Knox Board of Trustees president Jan Koran said Amott has done a lot for the campus already, things that Koran admits the board may or may not have been ready for… Amott herself talked about improving technology and sustainability in the years to come, and making the campus even more diverse than it already is.

Amott used the ceremony to announce a new partnership that will give students a valuable experience… “I am pleased to announce a new partnership with the Galesburg Community Foundation, that will place Knox graduates and undergraduates in service positions at Galesburg community agencies…” Read more…