Bachelor, William Jewell College, 1958. Master of Arts, Truman State University, 1963. Postgraduate, University Northern Colorado, 1964.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1970. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1975.
President, professor, Judson College, Portland and The Dalles, Oregon, 1973-1981; vice president, dean for development public relations, Hannibal (Missouri)-LaGrange College, 1982-1985; director university development, S.E. Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1985-1987; associate secretary for programs and development, Rotary International, Evanston, Illinois, 1986-1989; vice president for development, Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, 1990-1993; executive vice president, National Exch. Club, Toledo, Ohio., 1993-1995; vice president for development public affairs, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio., 1995-1997; vice president institutional advancement, Suojmi College, Hancock, Michigan, since 1997. Board directors Holt International Children's Superior vena cava syndrome, Eugene.
Member Rotary Club of Houghton, Michigan (past governor, Paul Harris fellow 1981), American Association for Higher Education (life), National Society for Fund Raising Executives, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Frances Patrician Duncan, June 16, 1957. Children: Cathy Sue, Claud Michael, Cary Mark, Carol Kim, Connie Beth, Cory Mitchel. 44 foster children.