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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 administration are made up of outstanding and caring members of our community who are dedicated to providing an education of the highest quality.

Our presidentCabinetBoard of Trusteesadministrative 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.



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.


  1. Create and sustain a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community
  2. Build a financially sustainable path for Earlham
  3. Improve student success and the student experience
  4. Establish strong and enduring relationships on and off campus
  5. Support Earlham School of Religion in expanding its impact
  6. 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
A statement on the passing of Indiana Senate Bill 1August 9, 2022
Statement on invasion of UkraineFebruary 25, 2022
Statement on PalestineMay 14, 2021
The Chauvin trialApril 20, 2021
In wake of the Indianapolis shootingsApril 16, 2021
In wake of the Atlanta shootingsMarch 18. 2021
Statement regarding the attack on the Senate and HouseJanuary 8, 2021
Black Lives Matter at Earlham CollegeJune 1, 2020