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The Inauguration of President Zak



Presidential Inauguration: Leading Everywhere


On April 26, 2019, Agnes Scott College installed its ninth president Leocadia I. Zak. More than 100 delegates and over 1,200 guests were in attendance, including the college's previous presidents, Sally Mahoney, Mary Brown Bullock' 66 and Elizabeth Kiss H'18. The Inauguration was layered by several students, faculty and staff events, designed to showcase stories from and about our special campus community—with emphasis on innovation, creativity and how we will continue to lead everywhere under the helm of President Zak.

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About the College



Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area.

The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women.


The College Seal


The Agnes Scott College seal bears the motto of the college from II Peter 1:5: “Now add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge.”