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Stephen Jerome Reno, American former academic administrator. Recipient Research awards, The British Academy, London, 1976-1977, 1978-1979, Chairman's Award, New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC), 2009; honorary fellow, University Winchester, England, 2003, Ad Hoc fellowship, Center Study World Religions, Harvard University, since 2009.


Reno, Stephen Jerome was born on February 27, 1944 in Oxnard, California, United States. Son of Warren Jerome and Marie Louise (Fischer) Reno.


AB, St. John's College, Camarillo, California, 1965;Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1968;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975.


Associate Department Religious Studies University California, Santa Barbara, 1968—1970. Associate professor, assoc dean Faculty of Arts University Leicester, England, 1970—1979. Visiting scholar Harvard Center for Study of World Religions, 1979—1980.

Associate provost, interim dean College Arts and Sciences University Southern Maine, 1980—1988. Provost, dean of faculty Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 1988—1994, president, 1994—2000. Chancellor University Systems of New Hampshire, Durham, 2000—2009.

Board directors New Hampshire Business Industry Association, New Hampshire College and University Council.


Board directors Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Center for Field Studies, Assembly of Overseers, Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Ethics Committee Catholic Medical Center. Chair New Hampshire Public Radio Board Trustees. Member of American Academy Religion, British Association for History of Religion.


Married Catherine Royce Motley, September 7, 1974. Children: Matthew Stephen, Catherine Hamlen.

Warren Jerome Reno

Marie Louise (Fischer) Reno

Catherine Royce Motley

Matthew Stephen Reno

Catherine Hamlen Reno