Skidmore College President to speak at Founders Day celebration

Posted by Centre News in Campus, News 07 Jan 2014

Skidmore College President Philip A. Glotzbach will deliver the Founders Day address on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Newlin Hall.

Each year, Centre College marks the anniversary of its founding with a Founders Day ceremony. Centre received its charter from the Kentucky legislature on Jan. 21, 1819. This year’s ceremony marks the College’s 195th year.

Glotzbach has spent a lifetime in higher education, teaching for 15 years as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Denison University and serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of Redlands for 11 years. This January, he will begin his 11th year as President of Skidmore College.

These many years of experience have led Glotzbach to prolific writing and speaking on significant issues in higher education, from shaping institutional mission and the importance of science in the liberal arts to strategic planning and intercultural literacy.

Glotzbach earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M. Phil and Ph.D. from Yale University. His areas of academic specialization are the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of language, including research on philosophical issues in perception and artificial intelligence.

By Mariel Smith

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