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Jonathan Scott Holloway, Ph.D.

YALE UNIVERSITY DEAN FEATURED DURING

LYCOMING COLLEGE EWING LECTURE

Stanley W. Sloter ’80

NAMED CHAIR OF LYCOMING COLLEGE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Jonathan Scott Holloway,

Ph.D., discussed how memory,

a critical source of historical

narrative formation, has

shaped American identity

and how racial memories

have fundamentally altered

the national script during

a presentation held at

Lycoming College earlier

this year. He also explained

what happens to Americans’

understanding of history when

so many citizens do not find

their histories represented

in the national story of

exceptionalism.

Holloway is currently dean

of Yale College and professor

of African-American studies,

history and American studies

at Yale University. He is the

author of “Confronting the

Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E.

Franklin Frazier, and Ralph

Bunche, 1919-1941” and “Jim

Crow Wisdom: Memory and

Identity in Black America

Since 1940,” which won

the American Book Award

from the Before Columbus

Foundation.

Holloway won the William

Clyde DeVane Award for

Distinguished Undergraduate

Teaching at Yale College. He

has held fellowships from

the W.E.B. Du Bois Research

Institute at Harvard University,

the Stanford Humanities

Center, and the Ford

Foundation and has served

as an Alphonse Fletcher Sr.

fellow.

His lecture, “Whose

Memories Matter? Race,

Identity, and the Battle for

American History,” is part of

the Robert H. Ewing Lecture

Series, named after a former

teacher at the college. The

series provides students with

the opportunity to listen to

various outlooks about a

wide range of social issues

from national experts. The

presentation also was part of

the Organization of American

Historians Distinguished

Lectureship Program, which

promotes excellence in the

scholarship, teaching, and

presentation of American

history. It was funded in part

through a grant from the

National Endowment for the

Humanities in partnership

with the Gilder Lehrman

Institute of American History

for the college’s Bridging

Cultures initiative called

“Created Equal: America’s

Civil Rights Struggle.”

The Lycoming College

board of trustees elected

Stanley W. Sloter as chair

during the board’s spring

meeting this past May. He

succeeds Peter R. Lynn, a 1969

graduate of the college who

served as chair since 2011 and

who will remain on the board

as chairman emeritus.

Sloter has been a board

member since 2004 and

served as vice chair over

the past three years. He has

participated on a number

of committees including

personnel, technology,

advancement, investment,

and strategic issues and

assessment. In 1999 and

2009, he was a guest speaker

for the college’s Institute for

Management Studies.

Sloter is CEO of Paradigm

Companies, which he founded

in 1991. Paradigm Companies,

which includes residential

development, construction

and property management

firms, operates primarily in the

Washington, D.C. metropolitan

area. He is frequently quoted

in the Washington Post and

other publications on land use

issues, affordable housing, and

development trends. Paradigm

annually provides a variety

of internships to Lycoming

students. He also serves as

an adjunct professor at The

George Washington University

School of Business, teaching

entrepreneurship in real estate

development.

A strong proponent

of community outreach,

Sloter has been involved

with a number of non-

profit and government

organizations including

the Rocketship Charter

School in Washington,

D.C., The Washington

Center for Internships,

Teach for America, and

the National Multi Housing

Council Affordable Housing

Committee.

Sloter graduated from

Lycoming with a bachelor’s

degree in chemistry-business

and earned a master’s degree

in business administration

from the University of

Pittsburgh in 1981. He and his

wife, Jolene (Hall) ’80, reside

in Bethesda, Maryland and

have two daughters, Kelsey

and Andrea.

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