New director of JFK Library and Museum starts next week

Alan Price— begins duties as JFK Library and Museum director on Nov. 13. Courtesy JFK Library

Alan Price will serve as the Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum starting next week.

Price has most recently served as the president of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Before that, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Associate Director of Management at the Peace Corps and Acting Chief of Staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. He holds as JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Earlham College.

“With Mr. Price’s commitment to public service and community partnerships, he will strengthen the Kennedy Library and the National Archives both in Boston and beyond,” said David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, in announcing the appointment. “Additionally, his education at and past Presidency of Earlham College make him a good fit for the educational mission of our Presidential Libraries.”

“We are thrilled that Alan Price has been chosen to be the new director of the Kennedy Library,” said Caroline Kennedy, Honorary President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. “His experience and leadership will bring new energy and vision to this important role. We look forward to working with him to build on the Library and Foundation’s efforts to make President Kennedy’s life and work accessible to new generations.”