Hinsdale Central Foundation, Partnership in Lifelong Learning

Arthur Sandeen

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Dr. Arthur Sandeen

Inductee Year 2014
Dr. Arthur Sandeen
Dr. C. Arthur Sandeen ’56 graduated from HTHS in ’56 and lettered in basketball, cross country and tennis. In his senior year the team won the Illinois State Championship in tennis, which was a big personal thrill. Art was also involved in student government and had the male lead in the student play, “I Remember Mama.”

Art graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1960, where he majored in psychology. He was President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, lettered in tennis for 3 years, and was a counselor in the residence halls. He met his wife, Sue at Miami and they were married in 1961.

Art went to graduate school at Michigan State University, and earned his Masters degree in 1962 and his Ph.D in 1965 in Administration in Higher Education. He served in
student affairs positions at Michigan State until 1967, when he moved to Iowa State University. He served as Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Higher Education in Iowa State from 1967 to 1973.

Art and his family moved to the University of Florida in 1973, where he became the Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor of Higher Education. He remained in this position until 1999, and then assumed a full time role as Professor of Higher Education. He has taught as a visiting professor at four other universities, including Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003. He is a certified mediator, and has volunteered his services in the local courts once per week since 2004.

In 1997, Art was elected President of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and in 1982; he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. In 1984, he completed the Institute for Educational Management program at Harvard University. While Art considers himself fortunate to have received various academic awards, he is most proud to have been recognized as the “Martin Luther King Foundation Keeper of the Dream” recipient by the City of Gainesville, Florida in 1998.

He is the author of 8 books on American higher education and over 50 published articles in professional journals.

He and Sue have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. His interests are fly fishing, squash, and the American Civil War.
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