Our President

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

 

President Biddy Martin

Biddy in the News

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

President Biddy Martin

Get to Know Biddy

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