Bachelor of Science, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1957. Master of Music, Indiana University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, West Virginia University, 1967.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Leo College, Florida, 1989.
Clarinetist, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1957-1959; music director, Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, Florida, 1959-1961; director bands, West Virginia University, 1961-1967; associate professor music education, Ohio U., Athens, 1967-1969; assistant director School Music, Ohio U., 1969-1970; associate dean faculties, Ohio U., 1970-1975; professor music, vice chancellor, dean faculty, Indiana U.-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 1975-1978; vice president, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, 1976-1978; provost, University of Southern California System, 1978-1983; executive vice president, provost, University of Southern California System, 1983-1988; president, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1988-1993; chancellor, Appalachian St. University, Boone, North Carolina., since 1993. Board directors Citizens and Savings State Bank, National Bank.
Member national advisory council John F. Kennedy Center, 1978-1980. President South Carolina Orchestra Association, 1982. Board directors United Way of Columbia, 1981.
Chairman Moffitt Cancer Center Board, United Way Board, Tampa. Member urban affairs committee National Association Land Grant Colleges. Member American Council Education (board directors), American Association Higher Education, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Eta Sigma Gamma, Golden Key, Phi Beta Delta.
Married Kay Kaiser, August 22, 1959. Children: Stanley, Anne-Marie, Christian.