Meet VFH Board Member Lenneal Henderson

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Lenneal Henderson - Photo by Pat Jarrett
Lenneal Henderson - Photo by Pat Jarrett

Lenneal Henderson was born in New Orleans, grew up in California, and currently lives in Claremont, VA. He’s a professor emeritus of public affairs and international affairs at the University of Baltimore and a visiting instructor at the College of William and Mary.

Recently, Lenneal sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about his time serving on VFH’s sister humanities council in Maryland and what drew him to Virginia.

What attracted me to [VFH] was the comprehensive programming at the community level, the interest in diversity, and the way [VFH] combines an interest in the humanities with current public policy.

The humanities include, of course, history and ethics, philosophy and theology … but they also inform what we’re trying to decide and deliberate about now.

The way we decide and deliberate about things now, will determine how we go forward, proceeding into the future.

About Lenneal Henderson

Lenneal Henderson is a distinguished professor emeritus of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore and an internationally recognized urban scholar who has lectured and consulted on housing issues, energy management, environmental policy and public management for federal, state and local government and the corporate and nonprofit sectors for more than 30 years.

He is currently Adjunct Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. Lenneal was appointed to the VFH Board of Directors by Governor Terry Mcauliffe in 2016.