Alison R. Byerly will take office as the 17th president of Lafayette July 1, 2013. A nationally recognized scholar, she is one of the nation’s most prominent thought leaders on the role of technology in higher education today. She has extensive administrative experience at one of America’s most prominent and highly regarded liberal arts colleges with a long and deep involvement in and commitment to an interdisciplinary and global approach to higher education.

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Announcing Lafayette's Next President

“I am greatly honored to be chosen as Lafayette’s 17th president and excited by the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and ambitious institution," says Alison Byerly.

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Alison Byerly, chosen to be the 17th president of Lafayette College

A Thought Leader

Alison Byerly has served in leadership positions at Middlebury College for 13 years, most recently as provost and executive vice president. She is a leading voice nationally on emerging forms of digital scholarship, the changing role of the humanities in the digital age, the importance of curricular innovation, and MOOCs (massively open online courses).

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What Makes Lafayette Special

In a series of five brief videos, Alison Byerly shares her thoughts on what makes Lafayette special, what she expects to do in her first year, and the residential college experience.

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First Welcome to Lafayette

Alison Byerly was officially introduced as the next president of Lafayette on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The announcement and subsequent reception were the first of several events that provided the Lafayette community the opportunity to meet and welcome her.

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