The Mother McAuley Lifetime Advantage
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Wednesday, September 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
IN OUR NEWLY RENOVATED C WING!
Register below!7:00 p.m. - Welcome & Introduction
7:15 p.m. - Remarks by Dr. Teresa Amott, President of Knox College
Dr. Amott, a leading pioneer in the 21st-Century liberal arts approach, will share insight and data about the importance of a liberal arts education.
7:45 p.m. - Overview of McAuley's Robust Curriculum
Overview of McAuley's unique arts, humanities and STEM course offerings and benefits, along with a Q & A with McAuley faculty and Dr. Amott.
8:00 p.m. - Reception
Mingle with McAuley faculty, staff and Dr. Amott, while viewing the Notable Professional Alumnae Gallery (a curated temporary exhibit to showcase dozens of women who have excelled in their professional careers due to McAuley's distinct liberal arts education).
Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Teresa Amott
President of Knox College
Dr. Teresa L. Amott is the 19th president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She is the first woman to lead the institution, which was founded in 1837.
Prior to assuming her post at Knox College, President Amott spent six years as provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, New York. At HWS, she helped design and implement the strategic plan focused on expanding the academic program and faculty, increasing faculty diversity, and renovating the academic facilities. Before joining HWS, she was vice provost at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from 2000-2005. She has held academic appointments at Bucknell University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts - Boston and Amherst, and Wellesley College.
President Amott holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College. her research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color. Among her publications are articles and essays addressing these topics, and she is co-author of Race, Gender, and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the United States (with Julie Matthaei).
At Knox, President Amott has focused her efforts on Knox's strategic plan, which calls for advancing the College's distinctive approach to liberal education for the 21st century, fostering engagement and participation across the many constituencies that make up the Knox community, renewing campus facilities, and ensuring the sustainability of the College for generations to come.