Joseph L. Kagle, Jr.


Joe Kagle, Joseph L. Kagle, Jr., 2007/2010 Chair/President, RGHF AMBASSADOR, Past History Chairman and RGHF “Peace History” subcommittee coordinator, 2006-2007,  Peace Historian for the “Joseph L. Kagle, Jr.
Member: Rotary eClub of the Southwest, USA. Arts Management (art museum director for over 40 years), 50 years as Art and Art History Professor, Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist (four Fulbright grants- 1966 to 2004).
He was awarded the Dartmouth College Class of 1955 Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in 2006. Appointed to the board in 2006, serving as Vice President in 2007. Honors: Who’s Who in American Art, 1965- , Who’s Who in America, 1980- , Who’s Who in International Art, 1990- , The Arc Volunteer of the Year for USA, 1992, Who’s Who in American Business and Finance, 2003-, and Who’s Who in the World, 2004- .

Joe Kagle, born May 2, 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, artist, educator, collector, arts/museum consultant, writer and grants specialist. Wife: Anne, married January 19, 1957, retired registered nurse. Children: Samantha, 37, and Christopher Yung Wook, 35. Grandchildren: Erin 8; Matthew 4.

“As a Rotarian for over 36 years (the last 20 with perfect attendance), a little less than half my age, you would think after years of personal and professional travel on World Campus Afloat, Fulbright grants to Taiwan, Republic of Georgia (2) and Mongolia, and academic jobs abroad, your point of view would have been fixed long ago. Not true! In 2006, I joined Rotary eClub of the Southwest, USA (with members all over the world but I was the first Texan, although now there are four from this state) and Rotary Global History (with membership from 31 regions in the world). With both these influences, my view has expanded and contracted all in the same instance. I now realize that the world has no borders for ideas, philosophy, history and pursuits for peace. This insight expands my vision of the world to a flat world point of view for information, communications, images and stories. At the same time, from a satellite point of view, it has contracted my vision to viewing the world as a village where one must think of neighbors and their needs as well as my (and my family’s) own. In these two views, our home, the earth, is an ocean of knowledge and personalities and ideas and we fish who love to swim in it view it as one place, one globe and one people. Rotary Global History adds greatly to this ocean of knowledge. It is truly “service above self” and “without borders”. Learning to be a Rotarian never seems to end.”