June 13, 2019
The Board of Trustees of Goucher College today announced that it has selected Kent Devereaux to become the College’s 12th President by unanimous vote last evening. He will assume the office of President on July 1, 2019.
Currently the President of New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), Devereaux will bring hands-on experience in higher education strategic planning, curriculum innovation, enrollment management, and fundraising for liberal arts institutions. His professional path also includes having served on the faculty and as Chair of the Department of Music at Cornish College of the Arts, as Senior Vice President and Dean of Curriculum at Kaplan University, and as Senior Vice President for Editorial and Product Development at Encyclopedia Britannica.
“President-Designate Devereaux distinguished himself in a highly competitive and diverse pool of candidates that advanced through a thoughtful search process. He brings the right combination of higher education leadership experience, together with business savvy from his time in the private sector,” said Ruth Lenrow, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
“Selecting the College’s President is one of the Board's most important responsibilities. We owe deep gratitude to the Presidential Search Committee for their hard work and commitment which brought us to our 12th President,” Lenrow continued. “My Board colleagues and I are grateful to our Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs Miriam Katowitz and Lisa Stromberg for their leadership, and we thank everyone involved for the time and energy that helped Goucher reach this historic day.”