ABOUT THE CENTER
The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest is founded on the belief that historical scholarship and historical perspective are central when examining contemporary global issues.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Lepage Center is to advance our conviction that historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. The Center promotes the importance of historical knowledge and perspectives by organizing diverse events and programs that gather scholars, educators, journalists, policymakers, activists and students to reflect upon the present through the lens of the past.
Committed to training the next generation of historians, the Lepage Center offers Villanova students a range of opportunities to gain first-hand experience with public history, communications and event programming.
The Lepage Center launched in January 2017 and was made possible through the vision and generosity of Albert Lepage ’69 CLAS, a history major at Villanova and retired co-chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc.
Keisha Blain, PhD
Professor, Africana Studies and History, Brown University
Kristopher Brown, EdD, ’08 CLAS
Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Pennsbury School District
Mark Jacobson, PhD
Vice President of Research, Evaluation, and Modernizing Government, Partnership for Public Service
Aaron Jones, EdD, '06 CLAS, '08 MS
Head of Guidance and College Placement, American School of Doha
Aaron B. Moore, ’14 CLAS, ’15 MA
Chief Financial and Operating Officer, County Government in Southeast Texas
Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Mike Okenquist, ’94 CLAS
Senior Vice President, Marketing, PNC
John F. Smith III
Chair Emeritus and Senior Counselor, Global Philadelphia Association
Vince Stango, MPA ’01
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Constitution Center
Jonathan Zimmerman, PhD
Professor of History of Education; Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education, University of Pennsylvania
Albert Lepage ’69 CLAS, Founding Donor, former President, Lepage Bakeries
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, William and Julia Moulden Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Paul Rosier, PhD, Professor, department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Director, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
Lynne Hartnett, PhD, Chair, History Department, Villanova University