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Anne M. Houtman, a distinguished educator, scientist, author, and higher education leader, will become the 20th president of Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion. She will take office on July 1, 2019.Anne M. Houtman, a distinguished educator, scientist, author, and higher education leader, will become the 20th president of Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion. She will take office on July 1, 2019.

Houtman is currently serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Zoology and a master’s degree in Anthropology from UCLA. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College. Houtman is a Quaker, and she will be the first woman to serve as President of Earlham.

Houtman is married to Will Prouty. She has two adult children, Abigail and Benjamin.

She was selected through a national search in which College trustees, faculty from both the College and Earlham School of Religion, administrative staff, students, and alumni participated.

David Stump, chair of the Earlham Board of Trustees, said that Houtman was the consensus choice of the trustees who met on Saturday to receive the comments and recommendations of the search committee chaired by Robert Graham, an Earlham trustee and alumnus. 

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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