"I have asked that this kick-off also be the occasion for affirming publicly Grinnell College’s commitment to sustainability and to respectfully honoring the natural resources and life that we have inherited and with which we co-exist. This spring, the college formed the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Advisory Committee to further Grinnell College’s goals of environmental responsibility by assessing current conditions, policies, and actions and advising the community and me on strategies for furthering those goals.
On Aug. 1, 2010, Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., will become the 13th president of Grinnell College. When Kington was introduced to a packed Herrick Chapel on Feb. 17, the response was remarkable in its passion and its volume. Photos by Jim Heemstra.
This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Summer 2010.
Dear Fellow Grinnellians,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce that Raynard S. Kington, M.D, M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a leading scientific researcher on the role of social factors as determinants of health, will become Grinnell College’s 13th president on August 1, 2010. He will succeed Russell K. Osgood, who has ably served as Grinnell’s president for 12 years and announced his retirement in May of 2009.