Everett Leroy Knight ’50

Everett Leroy Knight ’50 died on June 8, 2007, in Brunswick, Maine.

Born on July 21, 1920, in Durham, he prepared for college at Lisbon Falls High School and worked in private contracting in Amherst, N.H., from 1937 to 1942. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 and attained the rank of sergeant. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin in 1950 and was an accountant at Oberlin College from 1951 to l953 while doing graduate work there. From 1953 to 1957, he was an assistant business manager at Middlebury College in Vermont, and for the next five years was a business manager and comptroller at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. In 1962, he became the director of college and university planning at Howell, Lewis, Shay, and Associates in Philadelphia, Penn., and in 1966 he became executive secretary and director of development at Bowdoin. In 1969, he became an independent consultant in higher education after serving as vice president for planning at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn N.Y., and he also served as an independent consultant in higher education, preparing development programs and financial facilities studies for a number of institutions. In 1971, he became treasurer and business manager of Connecticut College in New London, a position that he held until his retirement in 1986, when he returned to Maine to live. He was married in 1944 to Stella Strout, who died in 1999, and is survived by a sister, Helen Noe of Georgia, and many nieces and nephews.