Frank Hugh Sparks


Honorary Degree (1957)
Doctor of Laws
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Herman B Wells


Frank Hugh Sparks was the eighth president of Wabash College who after a successful career in business early in his life found greater joy in teaching younger men. He came to Wabash to fulfill his dream of providing positive learning experiences for young men after returning to school himself to earn a PhD at the age of 40 solely to do so. Sparks introduced his ambitious strategy for building a "Greater Wabash" and the notion of its independence from government aid. Since then, Sparks has become one of the most recognized presidents of Wabash College.