Knox College

Knox College

Knox College

Overview
Date Founded

1837

Headquarters

2 EAST SOUTH STREET, GALESBURG, IL, 614014999

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities

Employees (Worldwide)

1,675

Industries

Schools & Student Services

Company Description

Knox College was founded in 1837 by anti-slavery social reformers, led by George Washington Gale. Many of the founders, including the Rev. Samuel Wright, actively supported the Underground Railroad. The original name for the school was Knox Manual Labor College, but it has been known by its present name since 1857. The college's name came about through a compromise among its founders. Though founded by a colony of Presbyterians and Congregationalists, the county in which the college is located was already named Knox County, after Henry Knox, the first United States Secretary of War. Arguments have been made that the college was named for Calvinist leader John Knox, but it is not certain for which Knox it was named (if not both). George Candee Gale, a great-great-grandson of two of the founders, explains that "contrary to general belief, Knox was not named for either General Knox or the Scottish Presbyterian Knox, according to my father ... Some wanted the college named for one Knox, some for the other; so they compromised on KNOX. Certainly most of them were pious enough to want the churchman and fighters enough to want the soldier as well. Knox was the site of the fifth debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858. The Old Main building is the only site from the debates that stands today. Two years after the debates, and during his presidential campaign, Lincoln was awarded the first honorary doctorate ever conferred by Knox College—a Doctor of Laws degree, announced at the commencement exercises of 5 July 1860

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Executives & Employees

Assistant Secretary (Started)

Assistant Secretary

President, Chair

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission, Co-Chair

Benefit Plan Administrator

Associate Dean of the College

Treasurer/Vice President Ending Aug

Vice President for Finance & Administrative Services, Co-Chair

Vice President for Advancement, Co-Chair

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board at Knox College

Secretary to the Board at Knox College

Chief Executive Officer & Director at First Global Holdings Ltd.

Distinguished Alumni
John T. Lawler is now Former Vice President, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor China at Ford Motor Company
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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Technology Consultant

Jenzabar, Inc. provides enterprise software, strategies and e-learning solutions. It offers two kind of higher education ERPs Jenzabar EX and Jenzabar JX. The firm serves private and public institutions, continuing education institutions, consortia, specialized schools, online institutions, and associations and organizations. The company was founded by Ling Chai in 1998 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Revenue
$85.5M
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
$1,000 - $1,836
2015
$500 - $999
2015
Suppliers
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