A Chicago attorney has been appointed president of St. John's College in Annapolis, the small, liberal arts school best-known for its 204-year history and "Great Books" curriculum.
Christopher Nelson, a 42-year-old lawyer who graduated from the Santa Fe, N.M., campus of St. John's in 1970, will take over in June. His appointment ended a yearlong search for a president for the 400-student Annapolis campus ofSt. John's.
The college's Board of Visitors and Governors selected Nelson during an executive meeting Saturday. A member of the governing board since 1986, Nelson has given free legal counsel to St. John's and is a strong advocate of liberal arts education.