President’s Welcome

President Biddy Martin

Welcome to the Amherst College website. Amherst is a beautiful liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts, dedicated to the best possible education for a talented and diverse student body. Our faculty combine their commitment to teaching with cutting-edge research and scholarship. They involve students in the work of inquiry and discovery.

Intellectual life at Amherst is broad and deep; it is enlivening, as are the opportunities for a wide range of extra-curricular activities that engage students’ many talents and interests. It is a friendly and creative place, combining a strong sense of community with openness—to people, ideas, and differences.

—Biddy Martin     

About the President

Biddy Martin Interview 2011

Read a biography of Biddy Martin, watch a video interview and learn more in “Introducing the 19th President of Amherst College.”

Biddy Martin

Watch videos of Biddy Martin’s speeches, including her inauguration address.

Read an Amherst magazine interview, “A Conversation with the 19th President.”

Read “A New Test of Leadership,” a Chronicle of Higher Education profile of Biddy Martin and Amherst College.


Find contact information in the President’s Office Directory.