|President of Antioch College|
2015 –December 2020
|President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art|
July 2003 –2015
|Alma mater|| Towson University (BS)|
Claremont Graduate University (MA,Ed.D)
Thomas Manley is an American academic administrator who last served as the president of Antioch College until December 1,2020.
Manley is a native of Baltimore,Maryland.He received a Bachelor of Science in East Asian history and Education from Towson University,and a master's degree in Asian studies and Doctor of Education from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont,California.
From 1981 to 2003,Manley held a variety of administrative posts at Pitzer College and the Claremont Colleges. He was instrumental in developing Pitzer's study abroad program,including sites in China,Costa Rica,Ecuador,Italy,Japan,Nepal,Turkey,Venezuela,Wales,and South Africa.
Manley served as President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art from July 2003 to late-2015.Among his milestones at PNCA was a successful cultivation of the largest gift to an arts organization in Oregon's history. Manley was also instrumental in the acquisition and renovation of a new campus for the college. However,the expansion led to chronic financial difficulties,leading to PNCA's acquisition by Willamette University in 2020.
A specialist on Japan,Manley also served as a scholar-in-residence at a women's college outside of Osaka and later helped to write the curriculum for an American-style liberal arts college—the first of its kind to be accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education.He has also developed a number of cross-cultural and language learning innovations,including a portfolio journal system known as the “Fieldbook.”
Manley was hired as the new President of Antioch College in 2015,succeeding Mark Roosevelt in March 2016 as the second President of the reopened institution.Jane Fernandes succeeded Manley in August 2021.
In July 2018, Inside Higher Ed reported that “faculty members have grown increasingly unsettled about Antioch College’s future”after it required “a period of furloughs and pay cuts.”Antioch has “lost a reported $1.7 million for the year ending June 30,2017,a year in which its expenses totaled $17.6 million.”Spring of 2020 saw furloughs for as many as 27 staff members,hour reductions for others,and pay cuts for faculty and other higher-earning personnel. On June 23,2020,the college announced a spending cut of $2.5 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1,2020,down about 20% from the prior fiscal year’s budget. Eight furloughed staff employees were laid off;and,faculty was reduced by six,through voluntary and negotiated departures and one retirement. Antioch also arranged the sale of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve to the Glen Helen Association,since the college could not afford to continue support of that facility.
In August 2020,Antioch indicated President Manley would be leaving at the end of his 5-year contract,in June 2021.It was subsequently announced that Manley would be leaving early,effective December 1,2020.
Manley is married to Susanne Hashim and they have one child. Manley also has a son and two step-children.
Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County,Ohio,United States. The population was 3,697 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Antioch College.
Antioch University is a private university with multiple campuses in the United States and online programs. Founded in 1852 as Antioch College,its first president was politician,abolitionist,and education reformer Horace Mann. It changed its name to Antioch University in 1977 to reflect its growth across the country into numerous graduate education programs. It now operates four campuses located in three states,as well as an online division and the Graduate School of Leadership and Change. All campuses of the university are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Campuses are located in Los Angeles,California;Santa Barbara,California;Keene,New Hampshire;and,Seattle,Washington. Additionally,Antioch University houses two institution-wide programs,the Graduate School of Leadership and Change and Antioch University Online. Antioch University suspended operations of Antioch College in 2008,and later sold the campus and a license to use the name "Antioch College" to a new and independent non-profit corporation in 2009. Since then,the college has had no affiliation with the university.
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George Fox University is a private Christian university in Newberg,Oregon. Founded as a school for Quakers in 1891,it is now the largest private university in Oregon with more than 4,000 students combined between its main campus in Newberg,its centers in Portland,and Redmond,and online. The 108-acre (44 ha) main campus is near downtown Newberg,near the junction of Oregon Route 99W and Oregon Route 219. George Fox competes athletically at the NCAA Division III level in the Northwest Conference as the Bruins. The school colors are navy blue and old gold.
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WYSO is a radio station in Yellow Springs,Ohio,near Dayton,community owned and operated;formerly licensed and operated by Antioch College. It is the flagship National Public Radio member station for the Miami Valley,including the cities of Dayton and Springfield. WYSO signed on in 1958 and has the distinction of being located in one of the smallest villages to host an NPR affiliate station. WYSO broadcasts in the HD Radio format. WYSO was originally on 91.5 MHz. It moved to 91.3 MHz in 1980.
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The Antioch Review is an American literary magazine established in 1941 at Antioch College in Ohio. The magazine was published on a quarterly basis. One of the oldest continuously published literary magazines in the United States prior to it being put on hiatus by the college in 2020,it published fiction,essays,and poetry from both emerging and established authors.
The Bonnie Bronson Fellowship,named after American painter and sculptor Bonnie Bronson,is an award presented annually to Pacific Northwest artists.
The Olive Kettering Library (OKL) is the library of Antioch College in Yellow Springs,Ohio. The library was named after Olive Kettering,the wife of Antioch College trustee Charles Franklin Kettering.
Mack McFarland is a curator and artist living in Portland,Oregon. He is the Director of Center for Contemporary Art &Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
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