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Daniel Hessel Perlman, American academic administrator. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Shimer College, 1973; senior Fulbright-hays lecturer Philippines, 1975; fellow American Council Education, 1972-1973; Presidential exchange executive, 1977-1978.


Perlman, Daniel Hessel was born on September 24, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry B. and Dorothy (Zimmerman) Perlman.


Bachelor of Arts, Shimer College, 1954; Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1955; Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1971.


Psychological counselor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1961-1964; assistant to president, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1965-1970; director government relations and planning, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1970-1972; secretary board of trustees, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1965-1980; professor education, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1974-1980; dean administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1972-1980; vice president administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1980; president, Suffolk U., Boston, 1980-1989; president, Webster U., St. Louis, 1990-1994. Visiting scholar Harvard University Graduate School Education, 1989-1990. Special assistant to deputy commissioner higher and continuing education Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1977-1978.

Member Executive Committee Assn.Ind. Colleges Universities Massachusetts, 1984-1989. Member of commission on new initiatives National Association Indiana Colleges Universities, 1986-1989, commission on policy analysis, 1993-1994.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors, member executive committee WGBH Educational Foundation, 1982-1989. Board directors The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Dance St. Louis, St. Louis Arts and Education Council, Station KETC Public television, St. Louis chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, United Way St. Louis, National Collegiate Athletic Association President's Commission, Beacon Hill Civic Association, 1980-1987. Chairman Higher Education Center, St. Louis, 1993-1994.

Chairman good neighbor awards committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, Boston, 1980-1989. Chairman Boston Higher Education Partnership, 1988-1989. Member alumni council Institute Educational Management, Harvard University.

Member international advisory committee Interfuture, 1980-1989. Trustee Boston Plan for Excellence in Public School, 1988-1989. Vice president Greater Boston City of C., 1988-1989.

Member American Association Higher Education, American Association University Administrators, Society College and University Planning, Society Values in Higher Education, American Council on Education (chairman executive committee of council of fellows 1984-1985, member commission leadership development 1981-1984, labor/higher education council 1986-1989, commission for international education 1993-1995), Association Urban Universities (board directors 1982-1989, 91-92), St. Louis Club, Noonday Club.


Married Suzanne Meyer, June 30, 1966. Children: Julia, David.

Henry B. Perlman

Dorothy (Zimmerman) Perlman

Suzanne Meyer

David Perlman

Julia Perlman