C. Andrew (Andy) McGadney, a visionary and innovative higher education leader, was appointed the 20th president of Knox College following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
On March 2, 2020, Dr. Teresa Amott, president of Knox College, announced that she will retire in June 2021.
Since joining the Knox community in 2011, President Amott has focused her efforts on the creation and implementation of a strategic plan that called for advancing the College’s distinctive approach to a liberal arts education for the 21st century. Her tenure has seen the renovation and re-opening of Alumni Hall, the construction of the Whitcomb Art Building, and the first phase of a building-wide transformation of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.
As the search for her replacement begins, President Amott emphasizes that there is still work to be done during her remaining time on campus. Two of those items include the remaining phases of the re-imagined Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center and the construction of a year-round center for learning at Green Oaks Biological Field Station.
View the Knox College Presidential Search Specification (PDF).
The Knox College Board of Trustees charges the Presidential Search Committee to search broadly and present to the Board no later than the end of the 2020-2021 academic year one or more candidates to be considered by the Board for appointment as the 20th President of Knox College. When making its presentation, the Committee is to advise the Board as to the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate as a potential leader of Knox College.
The Committee is to maintain its search and screening process in the strictest of confidence. It is authorized to retain the services of a search firm, if desired.
In considering candidates, the Search Committee will be guided by this campus statement on hiring diversity: Knox College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff at all levels of the College who not only reflect the demographics of our students, but also fully embrace the ideals of inclusivity. Our campus is committed to the ongoing work of creating an equitable and inclusive community. We encourage applications from those individuals who are enthusiastic about and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our diverse student population.
Approved by the Knox College Board of Trustees on June 6, 2020.
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