National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2001


Published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 2:1, Spring/Summer 2001. Copyright © 2001 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


I was one of the panelists with Sam Schuman in the final plenary session at the Fall 2000 conference. Since I was the outgoing president of NCHC, and had indeed gone out by the time we spoke to the audience that Sunday morning, I had already spent considerable time thinking about the future of our organization. Nevertheless, Sam's call to arms as the defenders of undergraduate excellence---clear and resonant-was the most important message of the day.