Ralston College is a new institution of higher learning under the distinguished patronage of Harold Bloom, Hilary Putnam, and Salman Rushdie. The members of the College's Board of Visitors are Mark Bauerlein, Guyanne Booth, Rhea Bright, Timothy Burgess, Anthony J. Burton, Mary T. Clark, T. Kenneth Cribb, Robert J. Dodaro, Donald L. Drakeman, Stanley E. Fish, Reginald Foster, Frederic J. Fransen, Geoffrey G. Harpham, Mark C. Henrie, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Roger Kimball, Joseph L. Koerner, Alan Charles Kors, John Leo, Harry R. Lewis, Wilfred M. McClay, Michael C. Munger, Jay Parini, William Craig Rice, Jane S. Shaw, James Tooley, Donald P. Verene, Elie Wiesel, and Todd J. Zywicki. The members of the College's Board of Governors are Stephen J. Blackwood, M. Tyus Butler Jr, Gavin G. Dunbar, Robert H. Jarman, and James A. Pritchard. Tyus Butler is the Chancellor of the College and Stephen Blackwood is its President and Vice-Chancellor. The Fellows of the College are Margaret E. Butler, Michael Chase, Cynthia Drakeman, Hans Feichtinger, John M. Hewson (Honorary), Michael D. Hurley, Roland Kuhn, and Lillien Waller.
Ralston College, which is located in Savannah, intends to begin its operations by offering a supremely challenging curriculum in the liberal arts and has as one of its primary goals the reinvention of the classical liberal arts college in a form appropriate to our time. The College aims to be at once both traditional and innovative, and regards the standpoint from which it understands contemporary culture as radically discontinuous with the worldview that at this point in history informs most institutions of higher education. Its collegiate culture and student experience will be unlike anything ever seen before, and precisely in order to accomplish this it intends to make judicious if occasional use in a suitably adapted form of many of the distinctive customs that have characterized college life over the centuries. It is not now accepting applications for admission, nor is it providing information to prospective students. It is at present engaged in the organization of a formal capital campaign to raise seven million dollars in 2014. The IRS has determined that the College is a Public Charity and that it is tax-exempt in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information about Ralston College please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or return to this website, where additional details will in due course be made available. Ralston College may also be found on Facebook and Twitter.