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An evening with
President Anne F. Harris

Grinnell College is proud to announce the continuation of an event series featuring President Anne F. Harris, with seven dates planned during the 2023-24 school year. The College is elated to resume providing opportunities for alumni and friends to hold space together at venues near their homes and workplaces. These events will include a casual evening of appetizers, beverages, and conversations about the vision for Grinnell’s future. Tour stops provide alumni, parents, and friends with an opportunity to get to know Grinnell’s 14th President. The dates and event cities are listed below. Whether we’re coming to a town near you, or an event coincides with your personal travel, please save the date and plan to connect with us! Visit this page as we get closer to the event date for additional program and location details. We will plan to add links for registration pages six weeks prior to each event. 

Save the Date

Raleigh-Durham, NC
October 10, 2023

Denver, CO
November 15, 2023

London, England
January 20, 2024

Kansas City, MO
February 21, 2024

Phoenix, AZ
March 14, 2024

Iowa City, IA
March 21, 2024

St. Louis, MO
April 10, 2024

Madison, WI
May 7, 2024

Date TBD

More about President Harris

Grinnell College President Anne F. Harris

Anne F. Harris, an energetic leader and gifted teacher, was appointed the 14th president of Grinnell College on July 14, 2020, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees. Her work is shaped by “civic trust,” which addresses how trust is built and sustained at the individual and institutional level and the role of liberal arts education in preparing individuals for a lifetime of defining and contributing to the common good.

President Harris’s work has been marked by leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion, academic program and community development, and financial stewardship and fundraising. Working with the College’s Board of Trustees and stakeholders across campus, she led Grinnell in enacting a “no loan” financial aid policy that meets full demonstrated need. She serves on a number of boards and advisory groups related to higher education and economic development.

Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and classical languages from Agnes Scott College where she earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of Chicago.