This fall, President Dennis Hanno sat down with a reporter from WGBH News to discuss the liberal arts and his plans for guiding Wheaton as the college’s eighth president.
In the interview, published just a few weeks after his inauguration, Hanno talks about his background, the value of a Wheaton education and about whether liberal arts is a “tough sell.”
“When I look at the graduates of today, absolutely you need to be ready to jump in to that workforce,” the president told WGBH reporter Kirk Carapezza. “So I think one way that liberal arts colleges can do that is by providing real-world opportunities for students to apply what they’re learning as they’re in college. And that’s one thing we’re doing at Wheaton through internships, research projects, and helping students build their own organizations and commercialized ventures.”
Audio and a written transcript of the five-minute interview can be heard and viewed on WGBH’s On Campus blog.