1974 – New Harmony, Indiana & Houston, Texas
Jane Owen attended Bryn Mawr College and the Washington School of Diplomacy. She also studied under Paul Tillich at the Union Theological Seminary. Always deeply interested in people and in the advancement of humanity, Jane Blaffer Owen is the founder of the English Speaking Union, The Allied Arts Council, The International Seaman’s Center and the Committee for United World Colleges and has been a member of the Houston chapter of Northwood National Women’s Board. She is also well known for her pioneering efforts in the restoration of New Harmony, Indiana. The recipient of many awards and honors for her lifetime of involvement and dedication to improving the lives of people everywhere, she has been Honorary Chaplain to the Ministry for Seamen, International Seaman’s Center, Houston and is a Commander of the British Empire, an honor bestowed on her by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A person possessing a strong belief in education and the Northwood philosophy, Jane Owen expressed the reasons for her outstanding support of Northwood: “Because it believes in the free enterprise system and does not believe that everyone is suited for a Bachelor of Arts, Northwood has a realistic attitude toward education which is void of intellectual snobbery.” Jane and her husband, Kenneth Owen, are the parents of two daughters.