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One of the Reasons Why LC Won't Be the "Best Liberal Arts School in the State:" The Biography of Centenary College's President, Kenneth Schwab: Appointed the 28th President of Centenary College in 1991, Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab is also a tenured professor in the Department of Education. He and his wife, Pat, have three sons (Kempten, Carlton, and Christopher) who have all played soccer and helped raise the family's two Jack Russell Terriers. He comes most recently from the University of South Carolina where he served as Executive Vice President for Administration. Dr. Schwab hails originally from Indiana where he received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1969. He then earned his master’s in guidance and counseling from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1972 and his doctorate in higher education administration at Indiana University in 1978. Dr. Pat Schwab received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and then studied developmental and remedial reading at the University of Southern Mississippi, receiving her doctorate in curriculum and instruction there in 1971. She has taught education courses, served in university administration, published on the craft of reading, and worked in curriculum development for 25 years. A faithful contributor to the college community, Pat Schwab has actively supported Centenary as well. Dr. Schwab teaches a course at Centenary every year while supervising student teachers in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. She also hosts receptions and other occasions often at the Schwab home, including dinners each fall for all new first-year Centenary students. Under President Schwab’s leadership at Centenary, The Vision for the Future comprehensive campaign raised over $100 million for the college. This amount exceeded the original target by $30 million, enabling residence hall, fitness center, athletic facilities, and arts complex renovations. Involvement with Centenary students has been integral to President Schwab throughout his tenure here. Centenary’s First-Year Experience program saw him as an instructor during Spring 2003 when he team-taught Aristotle and water management, among other topics. He also recently traveled with the internationally renowned Centenary College Choir to Europe, Brazil, and South Africa. A recent participant in the Salzburg Seminar sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Chair of the Associated Colleges of the South Board of Directors, Dr. Schwab has also published a book, numerous articles, and several institutional planning documents regarding presidential leadership and transformational change. Dr. Schwab serves on the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Board and AmSouth Bank’s Shreveport-Bossier Advisory Board. Dr. Schwab also maintains membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and actively participates on Centenary’s behalf in many other local and national organizations, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church.