Oct. 14, 2022

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Join us on Oct. 14, 2022 for the long-awaited inauguration of Anne M. Houtman as the 20th president of Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion. 

Check back soon for more information about the events planned for this celebratory weekend.

About Anne


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 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. Anne is a trustee of the College Board, a member of the Association of Governing Boards’ Council of Presidents, and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission presidents working group on the future of accreditation.