Published on Jul 2, 2015
It’s Revolutionary: Why Women’s Education Matters Elizabeth Kiss (pronounced “quiche”) is the eighth president of Agnes Scott College, a national liberal arts college for women in metropolitan Atlanta. Since becoming president of Agnes Scott in 2006, Kiss has led the college in developing Engaging a Wider World, a strategic plan guiding the college through the year 2014, and The Roadmap to 2020, a plan for financial sustainability. Achievements include the launch of Agnes Advantage, supporting study abroad, internships and mentored research; new undergraduate programs in neuroscience, public health, and environmental and sustainability studies; the fielding of the first women’s collegiate varsity lacrosse team in Georgia; and the largest first-year class in college history. Under her leadership, Agnes Scott students have garnered Marshall, Truman and Goldwater scholarships, and the college has been named a “Top Fulbright Producer” with four students awarded Fulbrights in 2012.