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Senior Fellow in
Howard has focused his research and writing on education’s role in
preparing new generations to live responsibly in a free society and how that
role has been compromised by an amoral educational philosophy and by Federal
funding.John Howard was the founder of The Rockford College Institute, and
served for ten years as its president. He has also served as president of
the Ingersoll Foundation.
attended Princeton University from 1939 to 1942. From 1942-1945, he served
in the Second World War with the 745th Tank Battalion, First Infantry
Division. He received a battlefield commission, two Purple Hearts, and two
Silver Stars. After the war, he received his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in French
literature from Northwestern University. He holds honorary degrees from
Grove City College, Brigham Young University, and Rockford College.
Howard served as dean of students from 1949-1951, and as president from
1951-1955, at Palos Verdes College. From 1956 to 1957, he held the post of
executive vice chairman of President Eisenhower’s Commission on Government
Contracts. From 1960 to 1977, he served as president of Rockford College.
During his tenure at Rockford College, he was a member of the White House
Task Force on Priorities in Higher Education and the National Commission on
Marijuana and Drug Abuse. He also served as the president of the American
Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities.His
writings have appeared in U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, the Houston Post, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous
other papers across the country. He has contributed to many books, including
Who Should Run the University?, Dilemmas Facing the Nation, The Family:
America’s Hope, On Freedom, and Churches on the Wrong Road.He and his
wife, Janette, have four children and nine grandchildren, and live in