Personal Statement

John W. Hennessey Jr. is Jones Professor of Management and Third Century Professor Emeritus at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, where he was Associate Dean and then Dean from 1962 to 1976. He co-founded Dartmouth’s Ethics Institute in 1981 and taught business ethics to undergraduates, as well as MBA students until his 1987 retirement.

He served for three years as the first Provost of the University of Vermont and (in 1990) as its Interim President. He has served on many corporate and nonprofit governing boards, many times as Chair. Notably, he served twice as Chair of the Educational Testing Service and twice as Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

He currently sits on the Boards of Americans for Campaign Reform and Patient Choices-Vermont, as well as several committees of Kendal at Hanover, a continuing care retirement community, where he was Board Chair in 1998-2001.  Dr. Hennessey’s first wife, Jean Marie Lande, an international environmental commissioner and a leading New Hampshire Democratic strategist, died in 2004, leaving their two children and three grandchildren.  In 2006, Dr. Hennessey married Madeleine May Kunin, former Governor of Vermont, Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland during the Clinton administration;  the couple lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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