Stepping Out

June 15, 2011

Today is the last day I’ll be in Richmond, at Earlham College.  I’m still formally on the job, still President, until June 30; but today Ellen, Robbie and I are starting the drive to Maine.  I’ve handed over my keys: two grand masters and the keys to the president’s car.  In a way, these keys are the only formal symbols of authority I have.

On the way to Maine I’ll stop in Philadelphia, at Bryn Mawr College, where the Friends Association of Higher Education will be meeting.

I’ve loved this job, and felt privileged to be Earlham’s President, but now it’s time to step away from it, and step towards something else.  What?  I’m not sure.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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