The College will celebrate its 102nd Convocation on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m on Tempel Green.

This year's keynote speaker is John McKnight, our new dean of institutional equity and inclusion.

John F. McKnight, Jr.


At Connecticut College, McKnight will be responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the work of equity and inclusion, and will collaborate with leaders across campus to fulfill its commitment to full participation. He will oversee the offices of the associate dean of equity and inclusion, religious and spiritual life, the Women’s Center, Unity House, the LGBTQIA Center and the Title IX coordinator.

McKnight holds a doctorate in education, administration, and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in higher education administration from Indiana University Bloomington and a bachelor of science from the University of Florida.