Robert Bennett, 'Carlos' Piano Retire, Taking Decades of Kenyon History with Them

Robert E. Bennett, professor of classics, and Charles A. 'Carlos' Piano, professor of Spanish, both received honorary degrees in recognition of their years of service to the College at Commencement in May.

Bennett retired after thirty-nine years on the faculty at Kenyon; he also served as academic dean, associate provost, and chair of the classics department. Bennett presided over the College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is a past president of the Ohio Classical Conference, and earned a second master's degree in theology.

Piano taught at the College for thirty-seven years and was a founding member of Kenyon's international studies program. He served on the test development committee for the Advanced Placement language and literature exams, and was at the forefront of the adoption, in 1980, of the Kenyon Intensive Language Model. Piano was also director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association Latin American Program in Bogotá, Colombia, for seven years.