Leading advocate of independent
colleges to deliver
The Harry H. Henney ’35 Lecture
The president of The Council of Independent Colleges will present The
Henry H. Henney ’35 Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Manchester College.
Richard Ekman, Ph.D., will speak on “Independent Higher Education and
America’s Future” at 5 p.m. in Wine Recital Hall. A reception will
follow in the adjacent Link Gallery. The public is invited.
respected as an advocate for independent colleges, Dr. Ekman has served
in leadership positions for the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A former vice president and dean of
Hiram College in Ohio, he serves on the National Advisory Committee of
the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, the Advisory Board of the Johns
Hopkins University Press and the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee
to the Harvard University libraries.
Founded in 1956, The Council of Independent
Colleges is an association of more than 570 independent colleges and
universities working together to
support college and university leadership, advance institutional
excellence and enhance private higher education’s contributions to
Dr. Jane E. Henney, a 1969 graduate of the College, established The
Harry H. Henney ’35 Lecture to honor her father and his 40 years as a
northern Indiana educator. Mr. Henney, 93, was a teacher at Maumee
Township School, business manager and principal – retiring from what is
now East Allen County School District in 1977. He also served six terms
as clerk-treasurer of Woodburn, Ind., where he and his wife Jeanette
reside. Dr. Jane Henney is senior vice president and provost for health
affairs for the University of Cincinnati.
. For more about the Council of Independent
Colleges, based in Washington, D.C., visit
Manchester is an independent college of the
Church of the Brethren with 1,056 students from 27 states and 26