Hampshire College Announces Eighth President is Edward Wingenbach, Accomplished Administrator, Scholar, and Proponent of Liberal Arts Education

In his fifteen years at the University of Redlands, Wingenbach aligned his teaching with the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, which practices a similar individualized learning model to Hampshire’s. Originally founded as an independent college in 1969, the Johnston Center emerged from the same philosophy as Hampshire, of guiding students to direct their own learning. Both institutions belong to the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL), a working group promoting best practices around education reform and experiential learning. Wingenbach believes this high-impact model is more relevant to today’s global challenges than ever, preparing graduates with skills for the most creative, meaningful work and a lifetime of learning.