Three Alumni Join Board of Trustees

By Angelina Gomez ’14

The three newest members of the Amherst Board of Trustees are Rafael Campo ’87, Ted Beneski ’78 and Arthur Koenig ’66. The alumni body elected Campo; Beneski and Koenig were appointed by the board.

Arthur Koenig '66

Arthur-Koenig

Arthur Koenig ’66 graduated from Amherst cum laude in political science and is involved in various philanthropic activities focused on education.

He supports the Koenig Scholars program at Amherst, which brings students from Africa and Latin America to the college, as well as fellowships at Human Rights Watch, with the goal of training fellows for senior research/advocacy  positions at HRW and similar organizations. He also supports Educate!, an educational and mentoring program in Uganda, and ARTLINK, a community action and education program in Baltimore.

Arthur W. Koenig, 1966

Arthur Koenig
Medal for Eminent Service

The 2011 Medal for Eminent Service will be presented to Arthur W. Koenig, founder of the Koenig Scholarship Fund. Pledged to the college in 2007, the fund allows Amherst to recruit and educate five high-achieving students each year from low-income families in Africa and Latin America.