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Kenneth L. Schwab

Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab received his baccalaureate degree from Purdue University in 1969, his masters from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1972, and his doctorate at Indiana University in 1978 in Higher Education Administration. He is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Education and President of Centenary College of Louisiana, the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation's outstanding liberal arts colleges.

Keenly interested in presidential leadership and transformational change, Dr. Schwab spent the summer of 2000 researching at Oxford University, later presenting the results of his study supported by W. K. Kellogg Foundation funds. He has published numerous articles and participated in various projects investigating and reporting on excellence in higher education. Indeed, Dr. Schwab has served as Chair of the Associated Colleges of the South, Vice Chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He also currently serves on the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Board and the AmSouth Bank Advisory Board. He and his wife, Dr. Patricia Schwab, have three sons.

Selected publications and presentations:

Oxford Round Table on Education Policy, "Leading the Challenge: Fostering Transformational Change," Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer 2000.

"Teaching in a Church Related College." Presidential Papers, April 2001.

"Bond Issuance Invigorates College." Business Officer, May 1998.

After the Cold War: Questioning the Morality of Nuclear Deterrence. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1991, co-edited with Charles W. Kegley, Jr. (Reviewed in Political Science Quarterly, Winter 1991, v106, n4, p741 (2); Foreign Affairs, Fall 1991, v70, n4, p170 (1). Mag. Coll.: 61G0409.)

"Managing Governmental Relations-State and Federal," invited presentation to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, November, 1990.