Phil Heckman

Phil Heckman

Educator, College President, Cultural Ambassador, Former Pugilist, Lover of Libraries

Dr. Phil Heckman has had a long and distinguished career as educator, public administrator and cultural ambassador, and is best known for his 20-year tenure as President of Doane College and as President of the Lincoln Community Foundation. Dr. Heckman completed assignments in Belize, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Russia, Indonesia, India, Czech Republic, Lebanon and Armenia for the International Executive Service Corp.

Heckman has served on 39 organizational committees and boards and has accepted 20-to-25 speaking engagements per year. He has been a popular actor at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, where he has played roles in 26 productions. In addition, he has been in numerous productions in New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Crete, Nebraska.