Willard F. Enteman

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Willard F. Enteman
11th President of Bowdoin College
In office
Preceded by Roger Howell, Jr.
Succeeded by A. LeRoy Greason
Personal details
Alma mater Williams College
Harvard Business School
Boston University

Willard Finley Enteman (born 1936) was the eleventh president of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


Enteman graduated from the Hotchkiss School in 1955 before attending Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. After having graduated in 1959, he attended Harvard Business School, where he received an M.B.A., and earned a Ph.D. from Boston University. Before teaching at Bowdoin, Enteman taught at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and was chair of the philosophy department at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Enteman was president of Bowdoin for only a couple of years, serving from 1978 to 1980. Notably, in 1978, he helped in the creation of a committee that recommended that Bowdoin remove its ties with companies deeply involved with South Africa and set up scholarship funds for South African students. He went on to teach philosophy at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, and has served on the board of the Senior Initiative. Additionally, he has authored three books in his career.

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Preceded by
Roger Howell, Jr.
President of Bowdoin College
Succeeded by
A. LeRoy Greason