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Dr. John Erwin with Ed Sutkowski

John S. Erwin, Ph.D., President, Illinois Central College

Dr. John S. Erwin

President, Illinois Central College

Episode #505


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Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Dr. John Erwin, President of Illinois Central College.

Original Air Date(s): 2/7/2010

Biographical Information

John S. Erwin, Ph.D., President, Illinois Central College

Fourteen years of higher education for John Erwin began with a B.A. in religion and English from University of Indianapolis, followed by a Master's of Divinity Degree from Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio. He then obtained a Master's of Art Degree in History and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Indiana University. Erwin continued post-doctorate studies at Ohio State, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Harvard. Appointed President of ICC in 2001, he currently oversees a budget of $51 million and an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students.

Guided by his grandfather, a high school math teacher, young John Erwin was encouraged to borrow a book from the elder's vast personal library only if he provided a "book report" in a follow up discussion; his love of reading flourished. Becoming a Protestant minister advanced his journey in faith. Interested in premonition he discusses The Power of Premonitions, authored by Larry Dossey, M.D., and their effect and impact on his professional careers.

Married to an elementary school teacher, Dr. Erwin and wife Becky are the proud parents of three children: Lauren, Kristin and Andrew.

[Biographical information as provided by Mr. Sutkowski]

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