Hoving’s professional career has included serving on many national committees where he developed a network of colleagues, many of whom he worked with as Senior Fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
“I spent a year looking at a cross section of universities across the country,” he said.
He also served for a time as executive vice chairman of academic affairs for the Oklahoma Board of Regents where he worked with all of the state colleges to help them strengthen programs.
But no matter where his academic career took him, there was always the lure of quiet days spent on the water.
So how is it that he has been happy for more than 30 years in land-locked Oklahoma? The answer is sunshine. Beautiful sunny days in the Northwest are rare.
“We love it here,” he said.