Amherst College President

President Michael A. Elliott.

Michael A. Elliott ’92

Meet President Michael A. Elliott. Watch videos of recent speeches and conversations, read statements and messages to the Amherst community, and more.

Amherst College President
Presidential Priorities: Student Community, Working at Amherst, and Serving the Greater Good

Presidential Priorities for Amherst College

As we look to the future of Amherst, we seek to build on our extraordinary history in three core areas. 

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Mission of Amherst College

Terras irradient—“Let them give light to the world.”
Read the College’s mission statement.

Amherst College seal with a sun, open book, and Terras Irradient

Amherst College Trustees

Meet the Amherst College Corporation and Board of Trustees. 

war memorial and mountain range with sunlight and trees

College Leadership

Meet the College’s senior staff, who lead divisions, departments, and programs, and the Leadership Council, created in 2023 to serve as an important partner to the president on issues that are critical to the fulfillment of the institution’s mission.