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Office of the President
Teresa L. Amott, 19th President of Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
When the State of Illinois granted a charter to Knox Manual Labor College in 1837, it entrusted the leadership of the College to uphold its mission as outlined in the original Circular and Plan. That mission has been upheld for more than 177 years by 19 presidents; countless administrators, faculty, and staff; and myriad trustees who have served on the Knox College Board.
Today, college and universities across the country face unforeseen challenges as they educate tomorrow's global citizens and leaders. Knox's president, supported by the senior leadership, works together with the Board of Trustees to face these challenges, to uphold the mission of the College, and to plan and implement its long-term academic, financial, and sustainability initiatives.
Times President Obama visited
Once after winning the Democratic nomination to the US Senate, next as a commencement speaker in 2005 and lastly, in July 2013 to address the economy.
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