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|Knox Formally Installs New President
|You can't help if a top official with Knox College president Teresa Amott's former employer was, perhaps, a little jealous Saturday.
"...how deeply resentful we are, to all of you, how much we envy Knox College, for having Dr. Amott at the helm."
Hobart and William Smith College president Mark Gearan joking as he introduced Amott Saturday, at a ceremony on the Knox campus formally installing Teresa Amott as college president, following ten months on the job.
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.
"An initial marketing study is already done, and the next steps are underway," Koran said. "A capital campaign exploratory committee [has] formed and is at work. An athletics assessment has been done, and an initiative to improve athletic events and teams at Knox is underway. Architects have been hired, drawings completed, and fundraising well underway for Alumni Hall."
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 over the next year: The Knox Corps," Amott said.
Amott said more details would be released later this week on the initiative.
PICTURES FROM SATURDAY'S INSTALLMENT CEREMONY AT KNOX COLLEGE:
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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