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Thomas TenHoeve, American academic administrator. Recipient Pacesetter award National Council for Community Relations, 1986, Orchard Village award, Skyway Conference Hall of Fame.


TenHoeve, Thomas was born on October 1, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Thomas and Adeline Ruth (Vander Hill) TenHoeve.


AB, Hope College, 1956. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toledo, 1965.

Postgraduate, University Western Michigan. Doctor of Education (honorary), Northwestern College, 1995.


Biology teacher South Haven. Michigan Public Schools, 1957-1958. Biology instructor Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 1958-1963.

Supervisor biology student teachers University Toledo, Ohio, 1963-1965. Academy dean, acting president Northwestern College, Orange City, 1965-1970. President Butler (Pennsylvania) County Community College, 1970-1984, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1984-1995.

Director CoVest Banc, 1987—1999.


Board directors Sister Cities International, 1986-1995, 1998-2004, national vice president, treasurer, 2001-2004. Trustee Northwestern College, 1988-1995. Member Illinois Community College State Foundation Board, 1993-1995, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Selection Board, 1986, 87, Cook County Sheriff's Scholarship Panel.

Executive committee Golden Corridor, 1986-1992. Volunteer Good Samaritan Ministries, since 2001. Member American Council on International Intercultural Education (chairman 1992-1995), Council North Central Two-Year Colleges (state representative 1988-1992, executive board 1989-1995, Second vice president 1990-1991, 1st vice president 1991-1992, president 1992-1993).


Married Suzanne Underwood, June 7, 1957. Children: Thomas III, Carol, Timothy.

Thomas TenHoeve

Adeline Ruth (Vander Hill) TenHoeve

Suzanne Underwood

Thomas III TenHoeve

Carol TenHoeve

Timothy TenHoeve