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Theodore M. Hesburgh

Theodore M. Hesburgh is President of the University of Notre Dame. He is an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church. His experience includes chaplain of the National Training School for Boys, former director of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Corporation, member of the

U.S. Civil Rights Commission, chairman with rank of ambassador of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. In addition to numerous honorary degrees, he is the recipient of the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Meiklejohn Award from the American Association of University Professors, the Charles Evans Hughes Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the American Liberties medallion of the American Jewish Committee. His publications include Theology of Catholic Action, God and the World of Man, The Human Imperative: A Challenge for the Year 2000, and The Hesburgh Papers: Higher Values in Higher Education.