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academic administrator , educator

John Wells Kuykendall, American academic administrator, educator. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1965. Recipient Algernon Sydney Sullivan award Auburn University, 1982. Member American Society Church History, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Kuykendall, John Wells was born on May 8, 1938 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Bell and Emily Jones (Frazer) Kuykendall.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Davidson College, 1959. Bachelor's Degree cum laude, Union Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1964. Master of Sacred Theology, Yale University, 1965.

Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1975. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hanover College, 1999.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wofford College, 1999.

Career

Campus minister, Presbyterian Church, Auburn, Alabama, 1965-1970;faculty, Auburn U., 1973-1984;president, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1984-1997;president emeritus, professor religion, Davidson (North Carolina) College, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1965.

Membership

Member American Society Church History, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Nancy Adams Moore, July 15, 1961. Children– Timothy Moore, James Frazer.

father:
James Bell Kuykendall

mother:
Emily Jones (Frazer) Kuykendall

spouse:
Nancy Adams Moore

child:
Timothy Moore Kuykendall

child:
James Frazer Kuykendall