Gay dad becomes President of Grinnell College

Iowa’s Grinnell College has named Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., its 13th president – beginning August 1, 2010.

From a press release: “Dr. Kington; his partner, Peter T. Daniolos M.D., a child psychiatrist at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University; and their two young children plan to move to Grinnell during the summer and occupy the president’s home at the college.”

Dr. Kington was most recently the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college. Founded in 1846 – Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and several countries.