Leon Estel Boothe Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science (Curators' scholar), University Missouri, 1960. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Illinois, 1966.
Doctor of Laws, Kyung Hee University, Korea. Doctor of Laws, St. Thomas Institute Advanced Study, 1985. Doctor of Laws, Hebrew Union College, 1994.
Teacher history, Valparaiso (Indiana) High School, 1960-1961; assistant professor of history, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1965-1968; associate professor, U. Mississippi, 1968-1970; associate professor of history, George Mason College, University of Virginia (now George Mason U.), Fairfax, 1970-1973; professor of history, George Mason College, University of Virginia (now George Mason U.), Fairfax, 1973-1980; associate dean, George Mason College, University of Virginia (now George Mason U.), Fairfax, 1970-1971; dean, George Mason College, University of Virginia (now George Mason U.), Fairfax, 1971-1972; dean college arts and science, George Mason College, University of Virginia (now George Mason U.), Fairfax, 1972-1980; provost, vice president academic affairs, Illinois State University, Normal, 1980-1983; president, Northern Kentucky U., Highland Heights, 1983-1996; president emeritus, Northern Kentucky U., Highland Heights, since 1996; senior advisor, National Underground R.R. Freedom Center, since 1997. Board directors American Association of State Colleges Universities, 1990-1993, chairman, 1993,Council International Education Exchange, 1993, Jessie Stewart Foundation, 1990, Greater Cincinnati Consortium Colleges Universities, 1988-1991, Commision on Internat.Edn. of America Council Education, since 1988.
Former member McLean County Heart Association, McLean County United Way, INROADS/Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati Music Festival, Cincinnati National Classical Music Hall Fame, Northern Kentucky University Foundation. Member Cincinnati's Enjoy the Arts, 1988—1990, Senior Citizens Northern Kentucky, 1996—2005, May Festival, 1998-2003, 1998—2003, Cincinnati Ballet, 1999—2004. Vice chairman then chairman Northern Kentucky United Way, 1988.
Chairman Kentucky Bicentennial Committee, 1990, chairman steering committee, 1992. Chairman Leadership Kentucky Class. Advisor Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber of C.
Co-chair blue ribbon economic development study Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Lifetime advisor to president National Council Community and Justice. Former member advisory board Cincinnati Council World Affairs.
Trustee Cincinnati-Kharkiv Project, honorary member, 1995—1996. Board director Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association Cincinnati, 1984—2005, Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory Inc., 1987—1992, American Red Cross (metropolitan Cincinnati chapter), member executive committee, vice-chair community education services, 1989-1990, vice-chair community education services, 1989—1990. Member steering committee Cincinnati Bicentennial.
Member steering committee, executive committee Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. Board director Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1989, Kids Helping Kids, 1998—2003, Mercantile Library., 1998—2004, Festival of Arts, 1998—2002, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 2000—2004, senior advisor, 1997—2000, executive committee, 2001. Trustee Greater Cincinnati United Way and Community Chest, 1991.
Steering committee Greater Cincinnati Summit on Racism, 1994. Former board director American Music Scholarship Association, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, Leadership Kentucky Foundation. Board director Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1996, Cetana Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, 2001—2005, Cincinnati Fire Museum, 2006, Health Point Foundation, 2008.
Member Society Historians American Foreign Relations, McLean County Association Commerce and Industry, American Association State Colleges and Universities (international programs committee 1986-1994), Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (Walter R. Dunlevey-Frontierman award 1994), Greater Cincinnati Chamber of C. (assistant secretary-treasurer 1989-1993), Rotary, Masons, Leon Boothe Society (service award Northern Kentucky 2002), Sigma Rho Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Kappa, Golden Key Society.
Married Nancy Janes, August 20, 1960 (deceased January 1997). Children: Cynthia, Diana and Cheri (twins). Married Karen Ball, November 11, 2000.
Children: Mark Delorenzo, Chris Delorenzo, Ann Stephens, Ellen Makris.