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. She came to Earlham from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Zoology and a master’s degree in anthropology from UCLA. She earned her bachelor’s from Pomona College. Anne is a Quaker, and is the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Previously, Anne served as 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. Earlier in her career, she held faculty positions at California State University Fullerton, Soka University of America, and Knox College. She has authored numerous textbooks and articles on scientific and pedagogical topics and currently a trustee of the College Board.
In this rapidly changing time, Earlham is operating under the following broad goals. Each area of campus is developing strategies and budgets in alignment with these goals. President Houtman shared the goals with the Board of Trustees at its March 2020 meeting:
- Build a Financially Sustainable Path for Earlham
- Maintain Earlham’s Full Ability to Access Government Funding (while maintaining compliance with federal laws)
- Improve Student Success and Experience
- Establish Strong & Enduring Relationships On- and Off-Campus
- Support the Earlham School of Religion in expanding its impact through increased enrollment and sustainable financial practices.
Earlham weekly update with Anne
Staying connected and informed during the era of social distancing is both a challenge and a necessity, so President Anne Houtman will begin giving Friday video updates about the campus. Watch this week's update for good news, happenings on campus and updates about COVID-19. You can find previous updates on our YouTube channel playlist.
Anne Houtman can be contacted through the Earlham President's Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 765-983-1211.