“Hillsdale College is unique. It pursues the liberal arts first and foremost as an academic task. It pursues them with rigor, with love, and with devotion. Because of that it is at the same time something more than an academic institution. It is an institution of freedom, of just the kind that our Fathers believed would be necessary to the preservation of freedom. To fulfilling that duty, we at Hillsdale will continue our devotion. In that task we act at once as seekers of the truth, as creatures of the Almighty, and as citizens of the greatest Republic ever built.”— Larry P. Arnn
Additional Faculty Information for Larry P. Arnn
B.A. Political Science and Accounting, Arkansas State University, 1974
M.A. Government, Claremont Graduate School, 1976
Ph.D. Government, Claremont Graduate School, 1985
Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships
Bradley Prize, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 2015
Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, U.S. Army, 2010
Board of Trustees, Heritage Foundation
Board of Governors, Henry Salvatori Center
Board of Trustees, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Claremont Institute
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2015.
The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013.
Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education. Hillsdale, MI: Hillsdale College Press, 2004.
Larry P. Arnn is the 12th president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. He also studied at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 to 2000, he served as president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. In 1996, he was the founding chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative, which prohibited racial preferences in state hiring, contracting, and admissions.
Dr. Arnn is on the board of directors of The Heritage Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, the Philadelphia Society, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Claremont Institute. He served on the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors for two years, for which he earned the Department of the Army’s “Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.” In 2015, he received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
Dr. Arnn is the author of three books: Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education; The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It; and Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government.