Alison Byerly will take over leadership at Lafayette later this year.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Middlebury College provost becomes Lafayette's first female president.
Alison Byerly has been named the new president of Lafayette College, the school announced Wednesdsay morning. Byerly, who will take office July 1, replacing current President Daniel Weiss, who is stepping down to become president of Haverford College. She is also the first female president of an inistitutation that began admitting women in 1970. In a news release, Byerly said she was "excited by the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and ambitious institution." "As an undergraduate college that encompasses both the traditional liberal arts and a strong engineering program, Lafayette provides an extraordinary range and depth of opportunities to students, yet it remains deeply committed to the highly individualized, one-on-one mentoring that…