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Michael Henthorne Oral History Interview. August 29, 2014

Michael Henthorne Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

August 29, 2014

Location:  Memorial Union, Oregon State University.

Michael Henthorne (b. 1952) worked as an administrator at OSU's Memorial Union from 1987 to his retirement in 2016, serving as Executive Director of the MU beginning in 1994. During his time at Oregon State, Henthorne guided significant physical renovations to the MU building, while also bolstering MU programming and serving as a vital advocate for the Student Experience Center, a sister facility which was completed in Spring 2015. His interview focuses on the state of the Memorial Union upon his arrival, work that was done to improve the MU's physical space and programming outreach, the genesis of the SEC building, and the exciting future that Henthorne envisions for MU operations going forward.