Ken Chenault (Education)

CEO Of American Express

Undergraduate Education: History

Chenault studied history at Bowdoin College. When discussing his education Chenault said that he is a strong believer in the field of liberal arts education. Chenault said in an interview, “What we really need today are people who have broad perspectives, people who are willing to take some chances intellectually and learn about subjects that they may not be the best in the world at. We need people who are going to be intellectually curious. In our society, some people don’t have the courage or don’t have the curiosity to explore even though they have the opportunity to do so. A liberal arts education enables you to develop a very broad perspective and to have an increased willingness to embrace the unknown.”