Campus / Community / News / March 31, 2014

Amott speaks to Register-Mail about future of Knox

Members from the class of 1962 present a check of $2,733,681 to President Teresa Amott during the homecoming convocation in Kresge Recital Hall Saturday, Oct. 20. (Jessica Couvillier/TKS)

Members from the class of 1962 present a check of $2,733,681 to President Teresa Amott during the homecoming convocation in Kresge Recital Hall Saturday, Oct. 20. (Jessica Couvillier/TKS)

In an interview with local newspaper The Galesburg Register-Mail, President Teresa Amott expounded upon several themes she had previously touched upon in her State of the College address, including the importance of growing the college and ongoing strategic planning efforts.

Highlights of the interview included:

Enrollment: Amott reiterated the school’s previously stated goal of reaching an enrollment of 1,600 students (roughly 200 more students than are currently on campus) over a period of five years. In addition to providing increased tuition revenue to help alleviate the school’s fiscal problems, she also promised to “add faculty and staff members and to expand the educational offerings of the college into new and important areas of study.”

Budget: Saying that she and other college presidents “are focused like lasers on the need to contain costs and address affordability,” Amott acknowledged that the budgetary crunch had forced the school to trim wages and compensation packages for employees, but promised a new long-term plan to find and retain high-quality faculty and staff.

Facilities: Amott promised new academic buildings and expansion of currently existing science and arts areas in order to accommodate the projected enrollment increase. She additionally said that the school would use local Galesburg businesses for new construction whenever possible as a way of helping the local economy.


Related:


Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

Tags:  budget enrollment growing the college Register-Mail Teresa Amott

Bookmark and Share




Previous Post
5 ways to start spring term on the right foot
Next Post
Ebertfest to present films at University of Illinois



Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.




You might also like






More Story
5 ways to start spring term on the right foot
For many reasons — the cold, course selection, capstones, senior research, the cold, lack of sunlight, cabin fever and the cold —...