Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New President of Amherst College is Dr. Carolyn A. Martin

As some of you know, Dr. Anthony "Tony" Marx, has left the Presidency of Amherst College, to become the President of the New York Public Library. His son goes to school with my daughter.

It has just been announced that Dr. Carolyn A. Martin, who is the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Madison, will be the new President of Amherst College. She spent 25 years at Cornell. She will be the first female President of Amherst College, which began admitting females only in 1975.

Interestingly, The New York Times noted that she is a scholar of German literature, which is exactly the area that the UMass Amherst Chancellor, Dr. Robert Holub, is an expert on (and he also received his PhD from Wisconsin).