Timeline

1853 – Antioch College opens with Horace Mann hired as its first president

1919 – Arthur Morgan becomes president, institutes co-operative education policy

1933 – Morgan leaves for the TVA, Algo Henderson becomes president, helps usher in Community Government

1946 – Antioch rapidly expands in both prestige and enrollment, including famous alumni like Rod Serling, Coretta Scott King, and Clifford Geertz

1964 – The college begins geographical expansion, purchasing what would become Antioch University New England as the first piece of “the Network.”

(part 5 – Expansion)

1973 – A student strike triggered by cuts to financial aid starts a massive decline in enrollment from a peak of over 2,000 students.

1978 – Antioch College and the Network reincorporate as Antioch University

1980 – The post-strike era hits its nadir as staff and faculty work without pay for weeks. Many branches of the university are closed and enrollment drops below 1,000.

(part 3 – Brinksmanship)

1985 – Al Guskin hired as president. College enrollment stabilizes between 500-700 students for the next two decades.

1986 – Antioch University closes the Antioch Law School in D.C., leaving New England, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and McGregor (housed in Yellow Springs) and the college itself as the branches of the university.

1993 – The Sexual Offence Prevention Policy, instituted in 1991, is discovered by the media and becomes a national controversy.

(part 6 – Toxicity)

1994 – Guskin reorganizes the university structure, creating the position of Chancellor as well as the University Leadership Council consisting of the campus presidents, reporting to him. Jim Crowfoot named as college president.

1996 – Crowfoot is removed as President by the Antioch University Board of Trustees and replaced by Bob Devine.

1997 – Guskin retires as Chancellor, replaced by Jim Hall

2001 – With Devine and Hall both resigning, the Board of Trustees creates the Ad Hoc Committee to plan the future of the institution. Power is shifted away from the college and toward the university administration.

(part 7 – Consolidation)

2002 – The Financial Stabilization And Consolidation plan implemented, includes shift of expense of millions of dollars annually in depreciation from university to college budget, putting college in the red until closure. Joan Straumanis hired as college president, Jim Craiglow hired as university chancellor.

2004 – “Renewal Plan” announced by Antioch University board, will dramatically reshape curriculum with goal of preventing further financial crises. Rick Jurasek, recently-hired Dean Of Faculty, named as Interim President.

(part 4 – Renewal)

2005 – Renewal Plan implemented at Antioch College. Enrollment plummets, due largely to a tiny entering class of 63? instead of hundreds. Vice-chair of the board Art Zucker promises the faculty five years of funding.Steve Lawry named as college president, Toni Murdock named chancellor.

(part 8 – Division)

2007 – Enrollment continues to drop in the aftermath of the Renewal Plan. Chancellor Murdock and Antioch University Board Chair Art Zucker announce the suspension of college operations at the end of the school year. Alumni and community members mobilize to save the school.

(part 9 – Resistance)

2008 – Antioch College suspends operations after multiple attempts to keep the college open are rejected by the Antioch University board.

2009 – A collection of wealthy alums purchase the name and campus from Antioch University to create a new Antioch College.

2011 – The new Antioch College opens.

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