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Nina Houghton P’85 GP’11

Nina Rodale Houghton – Ms. Houghton has been involved in community, state and national institutions since her undergraduate college years at Goucher College.  She has specific strong interests in civil rights, participatory democracy, education, and the environment.

Nina Houghton became a resident of Maryland following her marriage in 1972 to Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., who was then Chairman of Steuben Glass and Director of the Corning Glass Company.  Her first association with Maryland’s educational institutions came with her appointment as Trustee of Wye Institute in 1973.  In time, she enjoyed further appointments as Trustee of Goucher College (1990 to 1999), board member of the Columbus Center in Baltimore (1993-1997), advisory group member to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (1996-2007), member of the Board of Visitors to Johns Hopkins Medicine (1998-2002) and member of the Board of Visitors of University of Maryland College Park (1997-1999), and Trustee of the Aspen Institute (1991-2005).  In 1999 she co-chaired an effort sponsored by the University of Maryland called Agriculture and Natural Resources Research: Seeking Common Ground which has led to the formation of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology.  She was a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland (1999-2006).

Ms. Houghton maintains residences in Queenstown, Maryland; Chestertown, Maryland; and Fernandina Beach, Florida.  She has four grown children: Robert H. Horstman (b. 1957); Jeffrey H. Horstman (b. 1959), Washington College Class of 1982; T. Hale Horstman (b. 1961); and Andrew H. Horstman (b.1967).

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