Andrew Cothran, a native of Kreole, Miss., grew up Baptist and later became an Episcopal layman. Cothran earned his B.A. from Baylor University, his M.A. from Columbia, and his Ph.D. in American Literature and Intellectual History from the University of Maryland in 1965. He worked as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky at Louisville and at Prince George Community College at Largo, Md. Prince George Community College promoted Cothran to Chairman of the Division of Humanities and full professor. Cothran served on the cultural attaché of the American Embassy in Norway prior to coming to Tusculum College. He became the first non-minister and non-Presbyterian to be President at Tusculum College. During Cothran’s presidency, he recruited twenty-three new faculty and staff members and improved the natural science department. Cothran left Tusculum to become President of Kendall College in Evanston, Ill.