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David Axel Strand was American university executive.


Strand, David Axel was born on December 30, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Axel C. and Margaret E. (Burham) Strand.


Bachelor, Carroll College, 1958. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1959. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1967.


Dean Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1961-1965, 70-76, vice president, 1976-1978. Executive officer Illinois State University, Normal, 1978-1980, vice president-business and finance, 1980-1983, vice president, provost, 1983-1994. Vice president business and finance, 1994-1996.

President, 1996-1999. Consultant Southeastern Christian College, Winchester, Kentucky, 1967-1968, Danville Area Community College, Illinois, 1982-1983, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, 1990.


  • Avocation: photography.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Articulation Agreement, 1973. (with others) Out of State Students in Public Higher Education, 1967, To Secure the Blessings of Liberty, 1986, Managing the Academic Enterprise: Case Studies for Deans and Provosts, 1988, Defining the Missions of AASCU Institutions, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Elder Presbyterian Church, Missouri, Illinois, 1968. President board directors United Way, Cape Girardeau, 1971. President board trustees Cape Girardeau Public Library, 1975.

State crusade chairman American Cancer Society, Missouri, 1975. District chairman Boy Scouts American, Southeast Missouri, 1976. Member N. Center Association Academy Deans (president 1973-1974, 86-87), American Association Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega.

Lodges: Lions (board directors 1972-1975).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: photography.


Married Gertrude Lane Nadler. Children– Douglas Harold, Sarah Lynn.

Axel C. Strand

Margaret E. (Burham) Strand

Gertrude Lane Nadler

Douglas Harold Strand

Sarah Lynn Strand