Interview with Janet Riggs, Gettysburg College President [Episode 6]

Janet Riggs, who has been president of the college since 2009, will be retiring at the end of the month.

Riggs was involved in merging the Eisenhower Institute into the college and in creating the Sunderman Conservatory.

She raised more than $160 million for the college and substantially increased the endowment.

She was instrumental in construction of the Jaeger Fitness Center as well as updates to other buildings on campus.

She increased the diversity of the campus and hired the college’s first diversity officer.

Janet first came to Gettysburg as an undergraduate student and with the exception of going to Princeton University for her graduate training, she has been in Gettysburg since them.

Janet was recently honored with a key to the city of Gettysburg and has had the new college student services center named after her.

Riggs receives a key to the city of Gettysburg from borough council president Susan Naugle

I got a chance this week to talk with Janet about her experiences in academia and at the college, and to find out her thoughts about Gettysburg.

A transcription of the podcast is available here.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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