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Algo Donmyer Henderson
The Michigan Alumnus 150

ALGO D. HENDERSON, former member 
of the President's Commission on
 Higher Education and Associate Director 
for the Commission to Study the Need of
 a State University in New York, is Pro
fessor of Higher Education at the Univer
sity. He also serves as Secretary of the
 Committee on College Relations and as a
 liaison representative of the University 
in its relations with the colleges of Michi
gan. Before coming to Ann Arbor in 1950,
 he was Associate Commissioner in Charge
 of Higher Education and the administra
tion of the 21 state colleges for the state
 of New York, and earlier was President 
of Antioch College. He received the LL.B.
 and the CPA certificate at the University
 of Kansas where he once taught. His
 M.B.A. came from Harvard, and he is the 
recipient of several honorary degrees.