Thomas Neville Bonner

The 15th president of Union College

 Thomas Neville Bonner

Thomas Neville Bonner (1923 - 2003)
(Union College Permanent Collection)

Term: 1974-1978
Academic credentials: B.A., M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Northwestern University

During his first term, Booner had to deal with two bricks and mortar projects carried over from the previous administration. One was the addition to Schaffer Library, which was dedicated in ceremonies on October 26, 1974. And ground was broken for a new hockey facility to be completed in time for the 1975/76 collegiate hockey season.

Bonner introduced the weekly Campus Chronicle to increase communications and focused on making Union a "better place to live, study and work" through increased faculty and staff compensation and more attention to campus recreation, including competitive athletic teams and a campus center with the Dutch Hollow Pub its main attraction.

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