Thoughts on Amherst's Future

Letter from Anthony W. Marx September 22, 2006 Dear Alumni and Friends, I write directly for the first time to all alumni and friends because of the important decisions that Amherst now faces. At this juncture in the history of the College, I invite you to join a conversation to set our course for the next generation. From talking with many of you over the past three years, I have heard longstanding questions, including: How will Amherst produce accountable leaders in a period of globalization and accelerating change? How will the College maintain the finest undergraduate experience and its leadership in higher education?

Charting a Course for Amherst's Future

Welcome. I encourage you to participate in ongoing discussions about the future direction and priorities of Amherst College. As mentioned in my letter, you can send me your reactions via e-mail to This page will feature my responses to comments and questions from alumni, parents and friends; additional information about emerging initiatives; and related information. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates.