Some kids are expected to go to college after high school. That wasn’t the case for Sam Minner one of six finalists vying to be Highlands University’s next president.
Minner, 62, grew up in Collinsville, Ill., a small town in the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. His father was a soldier and steelworker, his mother a homemaker.
Most of his relatives were steelworkers, ironworkers or worked on the railroad, Minner said. No one in his family had attended college.