Harvey Henson, Jr.

(Photos by Tim Crosby)

April 11, 2012

Ten Questions With ... Harvey Henson, Jr.

Job on campus and department you work in:  Assistant dean for recruitment, retention and outreach, College of Science

How long at SIU Carbondale:  Since August 1985

Hometown:  Scottsburg, Ind.

When you were a youngster, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Geologist

If you could choose another profession, what would it be and why?  I wouldn’t… Serving, mentoring and teaching SIU Carbondale students and doing research in higher education is what I love to do.

What is one random fact about you?   I do not have a middle name… Any suggestions?

What is your favorite way to spend a day?  Hiking and camping along Lusk Creek with my wife and kids. 

What is the best advice you ever received?  “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.”

What would you like your gravestone to say about you?    “He cared about people and it showed.”

What three things are at the top of your bucket list?

1.      Growing older with my beautiful wife

2.      Seeing my children get married

3.      Meet my grandchildren

If you could meet an historical person, who would it be and what would you talk about?  Isaac Newton, and we would discuss gravity, time and the origin of the universe.

Favorite TV show (still running or ended)?  It’s a toss-up: NOVA and Gold Rush

What is your pet peeve? Poverty