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Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series

William Adams

2015-2016 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture

"The Common Good and NEH at 50"




William Adams,  Chairman

National Endowment for the Humanities

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 4:10 p.m.

Community Room, Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

William Adams is the tenth chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014, is a committed advocate for liberal arts education and brings to the NEH a long record of leadership in higher education and the humanities. 

The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard, Jr. (B.A., 1951). 

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