Dr. Teresa L. Amott is the 19th president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and she is the first woman to lead Knox since its founding in 1837 and has served with distinction as the college’s president for nearly a decade. Dr. Amott’s career in higher education has included faculty and administrative positions at Bucknell University, Gettysburg College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she served as dean of the faculty and provost. President Amott is currently the chair of the Midwest Conference board of directors and is a member of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, the Executive Committee of the Annapolis Group, and the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Dr. Amott holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College.
The focus of the conversation will be “Higher Education in Illinois and the COVID-19 Crisis.”
This program is part of a virtual series of conversations sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute with distinguished experts, political analysts, and government leaders discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our world.
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