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H I R AM A REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT

2009-2010


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2011 HIRAM COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

PRESIDENT’S LETTER It’s happening at Hiram

REFLECTING ON A YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT From our bottom line to the future

FINANCES

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STUDENT LIFE

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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ALUMNI & DEVELOPMENT

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DONOR PROFILES

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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note from Tom Chema

It’s happening at Hiram. Our message is positive and powerful. In this President’s Report, you will read about the great things happening on campus, as we reflect on a year of remarkable achievement at Hiram College. I hope you will study this report closely and thoroughly. As a friend, supporter, and perhaps an alumnus of the College, you have helped us make things happen at Hiram. Your financial support has truly made a difference in what we have been able to do. As I look back at my seven years as president, I take pride in all our accomplishments, and I am truly energized at the possibilities for my next three years. Thank you for all you do for Hiram College.

Thomas V. Chema

President of Hiram College

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It’s happening at Hiram

Reflecting on a year of achievement for Hiram College—a report from President Tom Chema OUR STABLE FINANCIAL SITUATION

Aggressively attacking what had become a nearly $9 million cumulative deficit has been our number one priority since I was named president of the College in 2004. Today, we have successfully whittled away at the sins of the past to reach a break-even point for FY2010. And, we are anticipating close to a $750,000 surplus for FY2011. This means we will be operating in the black for the first time in a decade, a tremendous accomplishment for the College. Earlier this year, we refinanced the College’s long-term debt and now anticipate a significant savings on our debt service. Thanks to a great relationship with our banks (Huntington and PNC) and by taking advantage of the Ohio Higher Education Facilities Commission services, we were able to borrow at tax-free rates. This is definitely to our advantage. Our stable financial situation allowed us to give all full- and part-time faculty members 1 percent raises on January 1 this year—their first increase in a number of years. In addition, a total of 28 faculty and staff received a significant equity adjustment to their base salary to address a long-standing salary compression problem. These are the first steps in a vital salary plan to improve compensation for all employees.

OUR STEADY INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT

Undoubtedly, the College’s increased enrollment is the basis for our dramatically improved financial picture. When my presidency began in 2004, our traditional enrollment was only 730 students, not nearly enough to begin to pay the bills. Today, our year-by-year climb puts us at over 1,200 students and within reach of our ultimate goal of 1,300. We’ve grown enrollment through a series of investments in people, programs, and the physical plant. Implementing the Tuition Guarantee, adding the bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and better defining what makes Hiram special have all helped position us to move ahead. By using our alumni contacts and smart marketing techniques, we have broadened our market beyond Ohio. We’ve raised our visibility, clarified our unique selling proposition in the minds of prospective students and families and worked diligently to make our campus a comfortable and attractive place to live and learn.

OUR EXPANSION TO YEAR-LONG PROGRAMMING

As part of a campus-wide plan, the College is transitioning to a year-long academic calendar with a strong emphasis on producing 12 months of revenue. Expanding summer offerings will help increase efficiency by leveraging fixed expenses, such as building maintenance and salaries. During the summer of 2010, three, 3-week sessions of summer school were added, and enrollment of our own traditional students tripled. 2011 HIRAM COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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OUR 10-YEAR RE-ACCREDITATION

After a year-long self-study, Hiram was awarded a 10-year reaccreditation this fall from The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. Evaluators suggested we make some changes in some administrative policies and structure. Follow-up reports will be made in the upcoming years.

OUR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Hiram’s visibility in state and national organizations is on the upswing, thanks in part to the service of our administrators and faculty. My work as President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio has given the College a strong voice in this important group, particularly in the area of lobbying for state funding.

In addition, our Summer at Hiram academic and sports programs attract a number of tuitionpaying high school students, who are also prime potential recruits. We’re starting early by also offering art, nature, and many summer camps for youngsters. The Faculty Genomics Initiative and other programs bring college faculty and area teachers to campus and alert them to the benefits of our liberal arts curriculum.

OUR BUILDING PROJECTS

In a continued commitment to upgrading our arts programs, the Art Department relocated to the newly renovated Gelbke Art Center, which features a gallery and studios. The longawaited Renner Theater opened in March to enthusiastic audiences. Adding lights to the soccer field makes a big difference in playing and practice time for our athletes. And the new Bistro at the Kennedy Center gives students many more late-night options at its convenient main floor location. Each day, the Garfield Meeting House is used for classes and meetings. With the addition of James A. Garfield’s statue to the lawn, the historically preserved church looks as if it has always anchored the southeast corner of campus. Response from our students—and potential students and parents—about the new East Hall dormitory and Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship

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Center, as well as the new Dining Hall and Townhouse apartment complex, continues to be overwhelmingly positive. Making these additions and improvements is absolutely vital in this very competitive market where students demand—and expect—more up-to-date facilities.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

We recently approved a new strategic plan. During lengthy campus-wide committee meetings, it was clear to the participants that our more positive financial situation allows us to explore new opportunities. We asked people to strategize new revenue streams in order to address the impending drop in college-age students in the region. The plan itself addresses ideas such as reaching out to the underserved adult learner and marketing a 12-month extended learning operation. I also wholeheartedly embrace the Plan’s vision of establishing one or more Hiram facilities in locations convenient to adult students. I, too, am very interested in adding new bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as expanding our global focus. Moving ahead, we are putting a strong focus on strengthening our seven, very popular Centers of Distinction, which capitalize on the College’s long-standing strength of interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration.

a report from President Tom Chema

Having a competitive athletic program is vital to the long-term success of all colleges and universities. My duties as President of the North Coast Athletic Conference illustrates Hiram’s commitment to intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. The NCAC consists of nine academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. In addition, I sit on the NCAA Division III President’s Advisory Council, where we are making great strides in positioning and promoting our Division. I also volunteer my services on a number of boards in Cleveland, across the state and in Portage County, including the Portage Development Board and Portage County Port Authority Board.

OUR “GREEN” INITIATIVES

“Green” efforts, including maintaining our strength as a regional and national leader in sustainability, continue. Approximately 235 solar panels were added to the roof of the Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation and Fitness Center, thanks in part to a $165,728 grant from the Ohio Department of Development. These solar panels provide about 7 percent of our total electrical load, which converts to quite a savings.

OUR FUTURE PLANS

As outlined in our 5-year Strategic Plan, we hope to increase our pipeline of transfer students. Currently, we are applying to the Higher Learning Commission for permission to offer both on-site and distance learning classes at Lakeland and Lorain County Community Colleges. By adding our interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum to their 2-year diploma, these community college students could complete a Hiram degree. We are also exploring offering programs to appeal to the many adult learners in Northeast Ohio who started college but did not finish, as well as those adults interested in continuing education or certified programs. New Master’s programs, as well as a post-baccalaureate Bachelor’s of Nursing completion program, are also under serious consideration. Hiram will add men’s and women’s lacrosse to our NCAA Division III sports teams, with competition beginning Spring 2013. Substantial improvements are underway to our sports facilities, including locker room renovations and installation of synthetic turf at the Charles A. Henry Field. Developing a Master Plan for the campus, including ideas for both landscape and hardscape, is also a top priority. This plan would help map sites of future buildings, perhaps expanded science labs and/or an administrative facility. Our proposal to extend Hinsdale Street is still viable. The College has received a $180,000 ODOT grant, which would cover about half the cost. An architectural firm is working on ideas to update and enliven student activity space in the Kennedy Student Center. As soon as the regulatory issues with annexation are resolved, we hope to move forward with the construction of a retirement community. And finally, thanks to the financial support of the Chuck Miller family, we are renovating our old dining facility to create a center for career, academic support and veteran services.

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect and restore nearby wetlands, streams and habitat, the College acquired a 150-acre parcel of land on Route 82. This is a key parcel of property containing the Silver Creek/Eagle Creek watershed, which will help expand research projects at the James H. Barrow Field Station.

a report from President Tom Chema

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It’s happening in finances Our improved financial condition is the result of our hard work to grow our enrollments and the careful and dedicated work on the behalf of faculty and staff to control expenses. We continue to enhance our revenue streams in recruitment – both of traditional and Weekend College students – and in our fundraising efforts. We’ve demonstrated our commitment to fiscal responsibility by bringing in our expenses $500,000 under budget.

STEVE JONES

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• To help our students, we kept tuition flat from 2010 to 2011. • New solar panels installed on the roof of the Coleman Center generate over 57 megawatts of electricity per year.

$27.8

*INCLUDES FUNDS HELD IN TRUST BY OTHERS

2010

• Hiram was able to reduce the discount rate for the entering students, enhancing the revenue streams for all college operations.

2010

UNRESTRICTED REVENUE FROM 2006 TO 2010 (IN MILLIONS)

ENDOWMENT (IN MILLIONS)

$28.4

• Hiram saved more than $1 million by restructuring its debt within the past 12 months.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SINCE 2006:

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• We have invested over $40 Million Dollars into the physical plant since 2006.

$56.1

DID YOU KNOW?

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$27.8 2010

$26.6 2009

$25.0 2008

$23.7 2007

2006

$23.3

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HIRAM:

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VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE

UNRESTRICTED EXPENSES (IN MILLIONS)

COLEMAN CENTER $ 13.1M EAST HALL $ 8.2M TOWNHOUSES $ 6.6M DINING HALL $ 5.7M GENERAL MAINTENANCE $ 2.0M NURSING SUITE $ 1.4M FIELD STATION $ 1.4M GARFIELD MEETING HOUSE $ 1.1M GELPKE ART CENTER $ 1.0M RENNER THEATER $ 1.0M

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It’s happening in student life

It’s happening in admissions Our increase in enrollment is attributed in part to our expanded use of e-mail, Facebook and texting as our Admission Counselors communicate regularly with prospective and admitted students. I’m most excited about the continued improvement to our facilities, such as the new soccer field lighting, football turf and locker rooms, renovations to Miller Hall and the Kennedy Center and the The Renner Theater. In addition to the new Dining Hall, East Hall and Townhouses, these enhancements help us stay competitive with other Ohio private colleges.

I’m proud of our Student Life professionals who work so effectively in dealing with the complex lives of our uniquely diverse student body. We’re implementing new technology to help us help students facing academic or personal difficulties. Your support of Hiram College makes a visible and significant difference right now because we truly change lives for the better.

JIM ABBUHL

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HIRAM:

ENROLLMENT FROM 2005 TO 2010

DID YOU KNOW? • Average GPA for incoming students is 3.3 and ACT score is 23. • Of our 1,200 students, nearly 45 percent are the first in their families to attend college. • Out-of-state students make up 16 percent of the 2010 class with most students coming from Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California and New York. • In 2010, transfer students increased 50 percent.

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• Our new merit scholarship program attracts students by rewarding academic excellence.

ERIC RIEDEL

VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN OF STUDENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HIRAM:

• Retained the intimate character of the Hiram College experience while introducing new suite-style and townhouse living for 200 additional students. • Built an effective student success model by implementing academic progress reports and offering for-credit, student development courses. • Brought home the meaning of “global reach” by starting a Hispanics Organization for Latin Awareness and a Hillel chapter, as well as other initiatives for domestic and global interaction.

DID YOU KNOW? • Over 35 flags from our international students’ home countries hang in the new Dining Hall. • Students can choose from over 75 extra-curricular programs, as well as six Greek social clubs. • First-year African-American students benefit from the IMPACT Peer Mentoring program, funded by the William and Ida Coleman Foundation. • Over 40 percent of our students compete on our nine men’s and women’s NCAA Division III teams.

• Unlike other colleges where tuition usually increases 6 to 10 percent each year, Hiram’s Tuition Guarantee locks in the same rate for four years.

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It’s happening in our academic programs

It’s happening with faculty

Our programs at Hiram College dovetail the best of the traditional liberal arts—small classes led by dedicated instructors who emphasize critical thinking and communication skills with innovative twenty-first century ideas about how we learn. We focus on the individual and his or her intellectual and social development while making opportunities available outside the classroom regionally, nationally, and internationally.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HIRAM:

CHERYL B. TORSNEY VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN OF THE COLLEGE

• Received 10-year re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. • Committed to a new 5-year Strategic Plan.

• Received accreditation for new bachelor’s of nursing program, with the first class graduating in May 2011. • Continued a focus on our seven Centers of Distinction as a source of richness in the academic program providing experiential learning, internship and career opportunities. • Showcased the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship by celebrating Hiram’s first place winners in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium contest and IdeaLab competition. • Emphasized our Study Abroad programs and encouraged the study of foreign languages.

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ROBIN SHURA - SOCIOLOGY

DID YOU KNOW? • Our student/faculty ratio is 13:1 and average class size is 16. • Eighteen new faculty members were hired in the past two years. • Approximately 96 percent of Hiram’s 73 full-time faculty members have doctorate degrees. •

According to the most recent National Survey on Student Engagement, 90 percent of Hiram students surveyed said they believe that the College is committed to their academic success.

Robin Shura earned both her master’s and PhD in sociology from Case Western Reserve University, and served as a postdoctoral scholar at the Carolina Population Center through the University of North Carolina. Her research interests include the sociology of age, global differences in intergenerational relationships, and long-term care experiences, structures and reform movements. Shura has published and presented on topics including “Comparative Analyses of Attitudes about Grandparents’ Responsibilities to Grandchildren.”

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR CLASSROOM? “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to design and teach two new sociology courses — Sociology of Human Development and Sociology of Health, Illness and Health Care — in my first semester. I am proud of the interest, engagement, and excitement these courses elicited from Hiram students and our department’s process of adding new strengths to already strong programming in health, health care, and age. The close and highly engaged relationships between faculty, students, and others in the Hiram College community are unique and a real asset to learning.”

JASON JOHNSON – POLITICAL SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS

Assistant Professor Jason Johnson brings a lifelong interest in politics to the classroom. He is a frequent guest political commentator in print, television, radio, and online and often appears on FOX News Channel, CNN, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Johnson writes a weekly op-ed column, which runs in a number of publications, and also serves as politics editor for The Source magazine. He has worked on legislative campaigns in South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia and also has international election experience. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received his PhD from the University of North Carolina.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR CLASSROOM? “As a faculty member, it’s rewarding because the students who come to Hiram actually want to be here. Hiram is never anyone’s safety school, and you are never dealing with students who would rather be somewhere else. My students have been involved in two major research projects, including contributing to a recently published book called Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell. I’m very proud of the students and the work they put into the projects.”

BRAD GUBSER - MATH

Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Brad Gubser recently finished a term as faculty chair. After joining the mathematics faculty in 1990, he has also served as head golf coach and director of institutional research. Gubser was inducted into the Garfield Society in 2006. Before coming to Hiram to teach, he received his PhD from Louisiana State University, his master’s degree from Miami University, and his bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College in Illinois. His research interests include statistics, combinatorics, and mathematical biology.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR CLASSROOM? “As faculty chair, I was able to help the transition of a large number of new faculty as they began their Hiram careers. Over the last three semesters, I organized faculty development workshops to assist new faculty. I think the relationships between students and faculty, between students and coaches, between students and staff are cherished relationships from both sides. I observed this recently when a staff employee (not a faculty member) attended the senior seminar presentation of a mathematics student. I learned that the employee volunteered as the student’s “host family” (the student was an international student).”

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It’s happening in development & alumni relations Ongoing support from alumni, friends, foundations and corporations are important to Hiram’s growth and quest to maintain academic excellence. We are truly thankful for their abiding interest in helping us to provide students with the very best that private higher education has to offer.

• A $500,000 gift from Chuck and Judie Miller Grant funding success in 2010 includes: • Over $570,000 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation • Payment on The Renner Foundation’s five-year $500,000 pledge • A $320,000 grant from the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation • Over $96,000 from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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Overall giving is on the upswing as $4.2 million was raised last year to support student scholarships, campus improvements, faculty research, and more.

• A steady increase in unrestricted giving gives the College the flexibility to apply resources where needs are greatest.

Athletics Campus beautification

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$1,900,000 $1,700,000 $1,500,000 $1,300,000 $900,000 $700,000 $500,000 $300,000 $100,000

HIRAM FUND ECLECTIC SOCIETY (1K+) DOLLARS RAISED $1,600,000 $1,400,000

• Eclectic Society supporters increased their donations by 17 percent and the number of members by 12 percent.

$1,000,000

• Hiram Fund support is strong and on target, as well as increased philanthropic support for our seven Centers of Distinction.

$400,000 $200,000 $-

ABOUT ALUMNI RELATIONS

• Student scholarships

DID YOU KNOW?

• Campus preservation, beautification, and improvement

• A record number of alumni have attended one of over 50 alumni events this year.

• Student administrative support

• In 2010, President Tom Chema visited with alumni and friends in 20 cities across the country.

• Library resources

$800,000 $600,000

YOUR DONATIONS HELP SUPPORT

• Resources for athletic teams

$1,200,000

• Faculty and student research

2010

• A $700,000 gift from E. Bruce ‘37 and Virginia Chaney

Student administrative support

2009

Planned and major giving success in 2010 includes: • A $1.3 million gift from Jim ’42 and Marcella Nelson

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Student scholarships

HIRAM FUND TOTAL DOLLARS RAISED

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HIRAM:

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PATRICK ROBERTS

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HOW YOUR $1 GIFT TO THE HIRAM FUND IS SPENT ACROSS CAMPUS

• Student activities

Our 2009-2010 donor roll is online! Visit http://giveto.hiram.edu to see a list of donors by decade and by giving category.

• More than 800 alumni and friends attended Alumni Weekend last June. • Over 200 alumni from 16 cities took part in the ninth annual Alumni Volunteer Day organized by the Alumni Executive Board. • This year nearly 30,000 visitors from 106 countries have visited Hiram’s alumni website – alumni.hiram.edu.

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It’s happening with our donors SHERYL BUCKLEY, MD, ‘68 Sheryl Buckley says her story is one like many others at Hiram College. One class changed her life. “My parents always said when I was three years old I announced I was going to be a doctor. It was the only thing I ever wanted to do.” Sheryl was the first woman at Hiram to receive a premed scholarship as an entering freshman. But, it was an elective Honors philosophy course that “opened me up to the power of abstract ideas.”

With Gene Peters serving as her beloved advisor, Sheryl majored in philosophy and premed and seriously considered pursuing a doctorate in philosophy and following in her mentor’s footsteps. However, she ultimately graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and worked as an anesthesiologist until retiring from Barberton Citizens Hospital. For 20 years, she also combined her two passions by chairing ethics commissions at hospitals where she practiced. “In the end, it worked out perfectly,” she says. Since 1990, Sheryl has taught Biomedical Humanities courses in Hiram’s Weekend College and in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. Over the years, Sheryl has supported the Hiram College Endowment by establishing an endowed fund in her mother’s name. As part of her estate planning, she is endowing The Eugene H. Peters Professorship in Philosophy and adding to the general endowment for the Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities.

MARCELLA AND JAMES NELSON ‘42 A 1942 graduate, Jim Nelson was an active student leader who majored in Economics and participated in several theater productions. He had a long career in public relations and publishing. Jim joined Hiram’s Board of Trustees in 1958 and was an emeritus trustee at the time of his death in 1997. Marcella Nelson, who was a member of the Women’s Council for Hiram College and an annual supporter of the Friends of Hiram, died in 2010. A farsighted thinker in the field of planned giving, Jim created several Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts during his lifetime to benefit his family and Hiram students. As part of the Nelsons’ estate, Hiram College will receive over $1.3 million, with the majority going to the general endowment.

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BILL RECKER

Serving on the Board of Trustees is absolutely wonderful. It’s particularly meaningful to those of us who are Hiram alums because each one of us experienced a transformative time at Hiram College. All of us are passionately grateful.

SHERYL BUCKLEY, MD, ‘68

SHERYL BUCKLEY, MD, ‘68

Bill Recker, who joined the Board of Trustees in 2005, became an active participant in the development and launch of the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, but Bill credits Political Science Professor and Garfield Institute Chair John Koritansky, Director Kathy Luschek and Political Science Professor James Thompson with the success of the Institute. “They bring in experts to engage with our own Garfield Scholars, establish the themes for our annual Speakers Series, connect with our many supporters, and bring to play the essential knowledge, professionalism, and expertise. It has been their hard work and the contributions of our supporters like alumnus John Lauder, other Board members and Tom Chema that brought the Institute to life,” he says. When the Garfield Institute needed a central gathering place, Bill went with Tom Chema and Kathy Luschek to look at the historic Mecca Church, where they saw the wind blowing through the broken windows. It was his gift that helped purchase the old building and reconstruct it on campus. “Now it looks like the building has always been there,” he says proudly. “What a great venue for classes, lectures, our numerous special events, and a gathering place for our Garfield Scholars.”

The Garfield Institute has been a passion. It’s one of Hiram’s Centers of Distinction, which encourages and supports the analysis, discussion, and debate of public policy. I’d like to see it become a strong regional and national contributor to political thought and policy development.

JAMES NELSON ‘42

BILL RECKER

CHUCK AND JUDIE MILLER Chuck and Judie Miller first became involved with Hiram College when Elmer Jagow was president. They enjoyed coming to campus to hear nationally known speakers and participate in the annual Christmas Madrigal dinners. Chuck, chairman and owner of Duramax Marine LLC, served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009. “I enjoyed my years on the Board of Trustees,” he says. “It was a challenging time for the College and, if not for the leadership of Tom Chema and the Board, Hiram College might not have survived. Hiram not only survived but thrived.”

BILL RECKER

A retired businessman involved in consulting and start-ups, Bill is a champion of Hiram College and the Garfield Institute. His generosity also provides the Institute’s annual operating support, including an annual trip to Washington, D.C. for 22 Garfield Scholars, programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—and much more.

CHUCK MILLER

Through the estate of his parents, Paul C. and Kathryn W. Miller, Chuck has given $500,000 to Hiram College. “We want the school to continue to be an educational opportunity for future students and to provide a basis for their success, not only academically but in their careers and lives.” The donation will be used to renovate Miller Dining Hall as the new home for Student Support Services, which includes career and academic counseling, as well as a new initiative to recruit and provide support to military personnel returning to civilian life. The remainder of the money will be used for an endowment to support Student Life programming.

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FOURTH ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) William L. Aamoth Vice President and Corporate Treasurer STERIS Corporation Donald L. Batisky, MD ‘83 Associate Professor of Nephrology Emory University School of Medicine Roger G. Baldwin, PhD ‘69 Professor Michigan State University Rev. Howard M. Ratcliff Regional Pastor & President (Retired) Christian Church in Ohio Thomas V. Chema President Hiram College R. Thomas Green, Jr. Chairman Emeritus (Retired) Oglebay Norton Company Rudolph H. Garfield, Emeritus Senior Vice President (Retired) McDonald & Company

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2009-2010 BOTTOM ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) Gay Cull Addicott President (Retired) Sterling Manufacturing Co. Sheryl Buckley, MD ’68 Anesthesiologist (Retired) Barberton Citizens Hospital Davis Young Senior Counselor (Retired) Edward Howard & Co. Carl A. Draucker, Esq. ’73 Partner Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP Thomas W. Andrews, MD ’59 Dermatologist (Retired) Dermatology Associates of Hinsdale Kathleen Coleman ’87 Philanthropist

SECOND ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) Thomas M. Freyvogel, Jr. President & CEO Freyvogel Communications, Inc.

THIRD ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) Martin C. Clague ‘64 President & CEO (Retired) Covansys Corporation

Jo Ann S. Barefoot Co-Chair Treliant Risk Advisors

H. Todd Morris Owner and President (Retired) Morris Office Equipment

Kenneth C. Moore, Esq. ’69 Partner Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

Dean A. Scarborough ‘77 President and Chief Executive Officer Avery Dennison Corporation

Ambassador James F. Creagan, PhD Director, Center for International Studies University of the Incarnate Word

Robert W. Turner ‘72 Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations Union Pacific Corporation

Andrew E. Randall President of Ohio Region TriState Capital

Douglas M. Hardman ‘80 Partner, Head of Global Operations Booz & Company

Andrew J. Stofan ’57 Manager (Retired) Lockheed Martin

Richard B. Thompson Owner / Executive (Retired) Therm-O-Link, Inc.

Olivia P. Garfield Community Volunteer

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Elizabeth B. Juliano ‘84 President Litigation Management, Inc. William W. Falsgraf, Esq. Senior Partner (Retired) Baker & Hostetler, LLP BOARD MEMBERS NOT PICTURED Max E. Burr, MD ‘62 Partner (Retired) The Hughston Clinic, P.C.

C. Thomas Harvie Senior Vice President (Retired) The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Ruben L. Holloway Regional Vice Chairman (Retired) KeyBank J. Kevin McMahon ‘74 President The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Frank L. Paden ‘73 President & CEO Farmers National Bank William J. Recker Founder and Managing Partner IronBridge Partners EMERITUS / HONORARY TRUSTEES NOT PICTURED Robert K. Bissell Owner Bissell & Bissell Alan G. Brant Chairman, President and Director (Retired) Huntington National Bank Ann Amer Brennan, Esq. Attorney Amer Cunningham and Brennan Martha Derthick ’54 Professor Emerita University of Virginia Frank B. Fisher ’43 Chairman (Retired) Delaware Industries, Inc.

Vincent A. DiGirolamo Vice Chairman (Retired) National City Corporation

Terry H. Kovel CEO / Owner Kovels Antiques, Inc.

Janet Dix, PhD Psychologist Western Reserve Psychological Assoc., Inc.

William R. Miner ’45 Social Science Analyst (Retired) US Agency for International Development

Joseph M. Fernandez ‘82 President and CEO Active Motif, Inc.

Stanley M. Proctor Chairman (Retired) Stanley M. Proctor Co.

Paula Frohring Ecological Consultant

Harry L. Stiggers, DO ’53 Physician / Surgeon (Retired) Stiggers Medical Center

Geofrey J. Greenleaf Chief Executive Officer Private Harbour Investment Management

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hrough my four decades of being associated with my alma mater, I have joined the College community for many celebratory events and have rejoiced as the College enjoyed joyful periods of success. I’m delighted to say that the current day is one of those periods. We have much to celebrate as those who cherish this most worthy institution. Our enrollment has grown steadily, our budgetary situation has stabilized, and Hiram students continue to be transformed by an educational experience which is recognized throughout the nation as exceptional.

Good things are happening at Hiram. Among them is the news that the Board of Trustees has reached an agreement with Tom Chema which will keep him in the role of President through the 2013 academic year. Higher education is facing an exceedingly challenging time and having strong leadership in place is a necessity for the College to continue to thrive. I am delighted that our agreement with Tom will keep our focus on our ambitious goals for Hiram’s future. Tom has done exceedingly well in the role of president. He has been a relentless ambassador for the institution at the local, state, and national levels. His vision for Hiram’s future is compelling and his appreciation for Hiram’s history is genuine. Working together, we have accomplished much during the past seven years with Tom at the helm. Hiram is positioned for a promising future. One of Tom’s most significant accomplishments as President is leading us to the point where we can balance our annual operating budget. We did this at the end of the 2010 academic year and are on pace to do so again. This was done through hard work and a commitment to fiscal responsibility by many. Presenting a brighter financial picture to potential donors, foundations, and banking institutions is something we’ve wanted to do for many years, and it is heartening to finally be in a position to do so.

A large part of our improved financial condition is the increased giving to the institution by alumni and friends. Giving to the annual fund has increased in each of the past four years, a testament to the generosity of Hiram alumni and hard work on the part of Tom and our fundraising staff. You can read more details on fundraising on other pages in this publication, but here I want to thank you for your gifts to Hiram. We are making the most of the resources provided to us through your generosity. I am also excited to have our new Strategic Plan approved and in the earliest stages of implementation. Our community worked collaboratively over 12 months to develop the new plan, which draws upon the best of Hiram while challenging us to develop new revenue sources to ensure a sound financial condition well into the future. We will extend our brand to new markets of learners without diluting our core residential, liberal arts environment. Our new Strategic Plan protects the special character of Hiram College while expanding our reach into new markets. I remain enormously proud to be associated with Hiram College and I look forward to working with you to make our dreams for Hiram a reality. Warm regards, Kenneth Moore ’69 Chair, Hiram College board of Trustees

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We will extend our brand to new markets of learners without diluting our core residential, liberal arts environment.

2011 HIRAM COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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Hiram College Donor Report 2011