Experts Guide — Leadership
Leadership — Civic engagement — College and university administration — Katrina recovery efforts — Collegiate athletics — Civility (public and otherwise) — Higher education finance
President of the College
B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University
President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.
Fund raising at colleges and universities — The concept of philanthropy — Strategic planning — Fund-raising trends — Fund-raising campaigns
Richard W. Trollinger
Vice President for College Relations
B.A., Emory & Henry College; M.A., Indiana University;
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
A veteran of 39 years in higher education, including appointments in admissions, alumni affairs and development. Director of successful capital campaigns at Centre and at Emory & Henry College. Research interests: the history of philanthropy and the role of philanthropy in shaping the American system of higher education.
Vietnam and the war — Recent American history — Administrative expertise in fund raising, student leadership programs, and strategic planning
Special Assistant to the President, Chief Planning Officer,
Pottinger Professor of History
B.A., Centre College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Expertise in recent American history. Author of Paper Soldiers: The American Press and the Vietnam War,
an acclaimed book about U.S. press coverage of the war in Vietnam (W.W. Norton and Co., 1993; paperback, University of Chicago Press, 1995). Historic preservation issues related to the Civil War.
Holds a dual appointment as a Centre professor and an administrator; expertise in fund raising, student leadership programs, and strategic planning.