1996 Speaker - Dr. John W. Shumaker
Classicist and President, University of Louisville
Dr. John W. Shumaker received his B.A. in Ancient Greek from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received both his Masters degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the field of Classical Studies and expediently began his career in the world of higher education administration thereafter.
In 1969, Dr. Shumaker was appointed to the faculty at Ohio State University and was named Associate Dean of the College of Humanities in 1975.
Two years later, Dr. Shumaker left Ohio to begin a career trajectory at the State University of New York in Albany (SUNY-Albany) which would include such prominent positions as:
Dr. Shumaker served as the tenth president of CCSU until 1995, when he
accepted the presidency at the University of Louisville. He served as
Louisville’s sixteenth president until 2002, when he became the twenty-first
president of the University of Tennessee. He held this position until his
resignation in 2003.