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Georgetown College Names First Female President

Rosemary Allen
Georgetown College
Rosemary Allen

The Georgetown College Board of Trustees has named a long-standing administrator to head the private school. It’s also a historic decision at the central Kentucky institution.

Rosemary Allen becomes the 26th president at the Christian, liberal arts college and the first female to lead the 193-year-old school. Since 2004, Allen has served as provost/dean of Georgetown College, administering graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Allen said, quote, “Georgetown College has been my home, and the College community has been my family, for nearly 38 years. I will do everything in my power to protect and advance this College, and I am deeply honored by the opportunity to serve as its 26th President.”

The college administrator has twice served as acting president of Georgetown. Allen’s naming comes following the firing of William Jones as president in early November. That came after allegations of sexual assault of a female college employee, inappropriate behavior with another female college employee, and other conduct in violation of Jones’ employment agreement.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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