Leadership and governance
Earlham is rooted in a belief in representation and equality, and this is reflected through the governance of the College. Earlham’s leadership and governance is made up of outstanding and caring members of our community who are dedicated to providing an education of the highest quality.
Our president, Cabinet, Board of Trustees, administrative offices and academic departments use consensus and consultation in their decision-making, creating an open and cooperative environment for faculty, students and staff.
Our President and Leadership
Anne M. Houtman, a distinguished educator, scientist, author, and higher education leader, became the 20th president of Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion on July 1, 2019. Anne is a Quaker, and is the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Previously, Anne served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at California State University Bakersfield, and as head and professor at the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Board of Trustees
Earlham’s Board of Trustees is committed in its ongoing support of the College. As Earlham evolves to educate future generations while staying rooted in our Quaker values, the Board assists the President and Cabinet in charting our path forward.
The president’s Cabinet includes high-level administrators of the College who oversee various departments and functions. Through their collaboration, Cabinet members and the president ensure that each area of the College works together in achieving our educational mission.
- Recruit and retain a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff and students.
- Build a financially sustainable path for Earlham.
- Improve student success and the student experience.
- Establish strong and enduring relationships on and off campus.
- Support ESR in expanding its impact through increased enrollment and sustainable financial practices.
- Achieve operational excellence through continuous improvement and assessment.
College-wide statements on current events
From time to time, Earlham College’s president and Board of Trustees feel compelled to issue a statement on current events. These statements affirm Earlham’s stance as an institution in relation to the world around us, and offer guidance as we make decisions about our path forward.
|Statements and speeches|
|Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeal of Affirmative Action||June 30, 2023|
|A statement on the passing of Indiana Senate Bill 1||August 9, 2022|
|Statement on invasion of Ukraine||February 25, 2022|
|Statement on Palestine||May 14, 2021|
|The Chauvin trial||April 20, 2021|
|In wake of the Indianapolis shootings||April 16, 2021|
|In wake of the Atlanta shootings||March 18. 2021|
|Statement regarding the attack on the Senate and House||January 8, 2021|
|Black Lives Matter at Earlham College||June 1, 2020|