Dr. Benjamin Bernard Dunlap took office as Wofford’s president in July 2000,
becoming only the 10th chief executive in the 150-year history of the Phi Beta
Kappa liberal arts college. A Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Ph.D, Dr. Dunlap
brings a unique perspective to campus and can often be found discussing a
variety of subjects with students around campus.
Did you know that Dr. Dunlap moderates seminars for the Aspen
Institute every summer? Or that he was a ballet dancer in the 1980’s?
Enjoy this collection of some of Dr. Dunlap’s past speeches and essays.
9 other men have been president of Wofford College. See who
came before President Dunlap.
Dr. Dunlap was among "50 remarkable people" invited to present the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey, Calif., in March 2007. He joined such notables as former President Bill Clinton, former NBA star and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. Dunlap is believed to be the only college president to have ever participated in the exclusive program.
On April 29, 2011, President Dunlap appeared on Walter Edgar's Journal, a radio program devoted to all things South Carolina. Dr. Dunlap discussed his life in higher education. Listen to the hour long conversation here.