Earlham names Rose-Hulman’s Houtman to be next president

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The trustees of Earlham College have selected Anne M. Houtman as the next president of the liberal arts school and its School of Religion.

The school announced Wednesday that Houtman will take office on July 1.

Houtman has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute for the past three years.

She spent the previous three years as dean of natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and nursing at California State University Bakersfield.

She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford in zoology and a master's degree in anthropology from UCLA. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College.

Trustees chairman David Stump said Houtman was the consensus choice of the trustees who met on Saturday to receive the comments and recommendations of a search committee.

Houtman is the permanent replacement for Alan Price, who resigned July 31 after just 13 months in the post.

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