C. Andrew McGadney Named the 20th President of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois

The board of trustees of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois has chosen C. Andrew McGadney as the educational institution’s 20th president. He will take office on July 1.

Knox College enrolls about 1,250 students, according to the most recent data supplied by the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 8 percent of the student body.

“As a passionate advocate for the power of a liberal arts and science education, I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the 20th president of Knox College,” said Dr. McGadney. “During the thoughtful search process, I engaged with members of the search committee, the full Board of Trustees, faculty, students, staff, and several members of the Galesburg community. The commitment and dedication for the college was felt from my initial conversations, and my interest continues to deepen with each and every interaction.”

Dr. McGadney currently serves as vice president and dean of student advancement at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Earlier, he was vice president and secretary of the college. Prior to coming to Colby, Dr. McGadney was vice president for university advancement at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

A native of Connecticut, Dr. McGadney earned a bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University, majoring in sociology and African American studies. He later earned a master of public administration and policy degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.


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