From the National Endowment for the Humanities Website
Sheldon Hackney to Resign as of August 1, 1997
April 21, 1997--Sheldon Hackney, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, today announced that he will resign from the NEH as of August 1, 1997.
He will have completed a four-year term, which he began as chairman on August 4, 1993.
Dr. Hackney will return to the University of Pennsylvania for the fall semester of 1997.
While at the NEH, Dr. Hackney moved the agency forward in a number of areas, including the following:
- The National Conversation on American Pluralism and Identity, which brought together thousands of Americans in discussions about what it means to be an American: who we were, who we are, and who we might become.
- Doing business the new way, with corporate and foundation partners such as the Mellon Foundation and MCI.
- Creation of the Enterprise Office, which will seek further partnerships in new areas of interest such as the millennium projects and technology in the classroom, the home, and the workplace.
- Greater involvement of the National Council on the Humanities, the agency's advisory board.
- Redesign of the endowment, in an effort to consolidate the agency's programs and make it more efficient and more cost effective.
Almanac Between Issues. Tuesday, April 9, 1997.
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