Assistant superintendent returns to his alma mater, named new deputy commandant at Norwich University

Scott M. Henne, assistant superintendent of the Scotland School for Veterans' Children, Scotland, PA, has accepted the position of deputy commandant at Norwich University.

"It is with both great joy and equal sorrow, that I accept this position and leave Scotland School," Henne said.

"I'm going back to Norwich University, my alma mater, to lead and direct the development and implementation of programs and services to build the Corps of Cadets into tomorrow's leaders. I leave Scotland confident that the Commonwealth remains committed to caring for our veterans' children, and those entrusted to their care will preserve this worthy venture," he added.

Henne was first lured to Norwich by Football Coach Joe Sabol, where he lead the Cadets' defense as a tenacious linebacker. In 1978, he received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Norwich University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. While serving his country, he managed to earn a Master of Science in Education from Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA, and a Master of Art's degree in Foreign Policy and National Security from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

"I understand the challenges higher education faces today and the direction that President Schneider wants to take the university," he added. "He has the right vision for Norwich University, and I am looking forward to being part of his team."

University President Richard Schneider said Henne fills a much-needed role within the commandant's office.

"I am delighted to have a person of his caliber and educational and military depth as a member of our commandant's staff," he said. As an alumnus of Norwich University, he brings a unique perspective. His ties to Norwich and his 21 years of military experience will be especially valuable to us."

Henne said his goals as deputy commandant are to dedicate himself to strengthening NU's national reputation, retaining good students, increasing the quality of education and maintaining close interaction with the Corps of Cadets.

A veteran of the first Gulf War, LTC Henne is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, to include: the Bronze Star with "V" device, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Army Staff Badge.

"I welcome Scott back to Norwich, and I appreciate his willingness to contribute to furthering the progress of Norwich," added Schneider.

aventi@norwich.edu, April 2003

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