Agnes Scott Announces New Vice President for Business and Finance

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Dr. Ken W. England became Agnes Scott’s Vice President for Business and Finance on August 1, 2018.

Ken comes to Agnes Scott with 15 years of broad experience in higher education operations, rising quickly through the ranks with increasing responsibility at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Currently, he is serving as chief financial and business officer at Corning Community College in Corning, New York. He has a strong track record of working collaboratively with various campus constituencies to manage scarce financial resources while meeting strategic goals.  
Ken impressed committee members with his analytical and emotional intelligence, communication skills and ability to think strategically about higher education finance and administration. His references attest to his creativity, ability to forge positive relationships with key stakeholders and talent for managing teams and re-engineering processes. He will be a wonderful addition to the college’s leadership team.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Samford and a doctorate in higher education administration from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Agnes Scott community looks forward to welcoming Ken, his wife, Annie, their three daughters, Alexis (15), Addison (9) and Annalise (8) and Labrador Retriever Sadie to Agnes Scott.
 Agnes Scott is very grateful to members of the Vice President for Business and Finance Search Committee for their commitment and hard work throughout the search process. Special thanks go to committee co-chairs Dean Kerry Pannell and Trustee Adrian Cronje, who provided thoughtful leadership throughout this process. Committee members represented all major college constituencies and gave generously of their time, energy and insights. They included trustees Ron Alston, Ann Glendinning ’68 and Susan Phillips ’67, faculty representatives Li Qi and Sarah Winget, staff members Neta Counts, Karen Gilbert, Betsy Huey ’97, Aimee Kahn-Foss ’08, Elaine Meyer-Lee, Shinade Ramirez and Reginald Walker and students Angelica Martini ’21 and Eleanor Pettit-Kruse ’19. Our thanks also go to all the trustees, faculty, staff and students who met with candidates and provided extremely thoughtful feedback.
The Agnes Scott community wants to again express a heartfelt thanks to Vice President John Hegman, who has served this college with dedication, creativity and strategic leadership over the past 13 years, and wish him well in his retirement. John will remain on campus to assist with Ken’s orientation during the month of August before retiring on September 1, 2018.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.