Tom Manley (college president)

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Thomas Manley
ResidenceYellow Springs, Ohio
Alma materTowson University
Claremont Graduate University
OccupationPresident of Antioch College
Spouse(s)Susanne Hashim

Thomas Manley is an academic administrator and the current president of Antioch College.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Manley is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.[1] He received a bachelor of science in East Asian history and education from Towson University, and a master's degree in Asian studies and a doctorate in education from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.[1]


From 1981 to 2003, Manley held a variety of administrative posts at Pitzer College and the Claremont Colleges. He was instrumental in developing Pitzer's study abroad program, including sites in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Turkey, Venezuela, Wales, and South Africa.[1]

Manley served as President of Pacific Northwest College of Art from July 2003 to late 2015.[1][2] Among his milestones at PNCA are a successful brick-and-mortar expansion and cultivation of the largest gift to an arts organization in Oregon's history.[1] Manley was instrumental in the acquisition and renovation of a new campus for the college.[3][4][5]

A specialist on Japan, Manley also served as a scholar-in-residence at a women's college outside of Osaka and later helped to write the curriculum for an American-style liberal arts college—the first of its kind to be accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education.[1][6] He has also developed a number of cross-cultural and language learning innovations, including a portfolio journal system known as the “Fieldbook.”[1]

Manley was hired as the new President of Antioch College in 2015, succeeding Mark Roosevelt as the second President of the reopened institution.[7][8][9]

In July 2018, the publication Inside Higher Ed reported that - under Manley’s leadership - “faculty members have grown increasingly unsettled about Antioch College’s future” after it required “a period of furloughs and pay cuts.” Antioch has “lost a reported $1.7 million for the year ending June 30, 2017, a year in which its expenses totaled $17.6 million.” [10]

Personal life[edit]

Manley is married to Susanne Hashim and they have a daughter named Chedin. Tom also has a son, Dashiell; a stepdaughter, Karina; and a stepson, Johan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Antioch College Names New President". Antioch College. November 18, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "PNCA President leaving after 12 years for Antioch College". Portland Tribune. November 24, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "PNCA Prepares To Move Into 511 Broadway". Oregon Public Broadcasting. January 29, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "PNCA President Tom Manley To Leave For Antioch College". Oregon Public Broadcasting. November 18, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile: Tom Manley of Pacific Northwest College of Art". The Oregonian. December 12, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tom Manley - College President". About Face Magazine. September 14, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "PNCA president leaves for plum Midwest college job". Portland Business Journal. November 18, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Antioch College names new president". Yellow Springs News. November 18, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Antioch's next president sees big promise in college's challenges". Yellow Springs News. December 3, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  10. ^ Rick Seltzer, "Worries at Antioch College", ‘’Inside Higher Ed”, 7/6/2018
Academic offices
Preceded by
Mark Roosevelt
President of Antioch College
Succeeded by