Office of the President

Welcome from the President

College will be one of the most memorable and exciting times of your life. You will want to be at a college where you will make lasting friendships, receive an outstanding education, and have many opportunities to participate in sports, social life, clubs and travel. You will want to go to a college that makes you feel at home. Hanover College is that kind of college.

U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and the Princeton Review include Hanover as one of "America's Best Colleges" and a "Best Value College" year after year. Founded in 1827, we are the oldest private college in Indiana, rich in tradition, with an extraordinary history of academic excellence and student achievement. Employers and graduate schools highly regard our alumni because they are accomplished, well-rounded, team-oriented leaders.

What you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn inside. Our co-curricular opportunities include outstanding cultural events, Division III sports and many activities and clubs. Perhaps you'll participate in the annual wiffleball tournament or Hike to The Point; join a Greek organization, sing in the choir, or travel internationally on a study tour. Perhaps you'll start a tradition of your own and get others to participate. Hanover alumni talk about these activities and we expect you to add to that long tradition.

Best of all are the relationships you will develop. Your fellow students come from interesting backgrounds and have a multitude of talents and skills that will enhance your own learning opportunities. There are real-world faculty experts in 30 individual disciplines and a significant number with international backgrounds. You will find that our community cares deeply about our students and they become life long mentors. For example, my husband Mike DeWine was nominated by the class of 2011's Mortar Board Honorary, Tassels Chapter, because of his incredible devotion and involvement with the student body.

Hanover College is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The spectacular view of the river valley, coupled with expansive green space and shaded walkways, make it one of the ten most beautiful campuses in the nation. We also offer cutting edge science and recreation facilities and comfortable classroom and residential living spaces. Many faculty and staff members live in the surrounding residential area. The sense of community is extended to the small town of Madison, Indiana with its historical homes, shops, and other tourist attractions, just ten minutes away from campus.

The above characteristics of Hanover College are some of the reasons I chose to become its President. I have experienced first hand the sense of coming home. If you would like to know what the Hanover experience is like just ask one of our more than 16,000 alumni. If you would like to talk to someone in your home area contact Chris Gage, 812-866-7028 or gage@hanover.edu.

There is no substitute for visiting the campus. You must see it to believe it. It's just a short drive from Indianapolis, Louisville or Cincinnati. Come visit and let us show you what Hanover College can offer you.

I also encourage you to visit my blog and leave me a comment!


Dr. Sue DeWine
President