Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth KissElizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Decatur, Georgia, has announced that she will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. President Kiss has led the college for the past 11 years. The college has a diverse student body of about 900 students.

“My heart is filled with gratitude as I look back at the past 11 years,” said Dr. Kiss. “I am thankful for my friendships and colleagues, the generosity and dedication the Agnes Scott family has brought to our shared efforts, the amazing vision and energy on this campus and our collective commitment to changing lives. Wherever my own journey leads, I will forever cherish my time at Agnes Scott.”

Before becoming president of Agnes Scott College, Dr. Kiss was the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She also served as an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke. She is the co-editor of Debating Moral Education: Rethinking the Role of the Modern University (Duke University Press, 2010).

Dr. Kiss is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina. She was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oxford in England.

“Agnes Scott College is a better place today because of Elizabeth Kiss’ extraordinary leadership and unwavering commitment to our mission of educating women to be strong leaders in a global society,” said Agnes Scott Board Chair Elizabeth D. Holder.

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