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university administrator

Kenneth Clarke Beachler, American university administrator. Named Best Director, 1981, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1980, Best Actor, Okemos Barn Theatre, 1974; recipient Michigan Governor's Minuteman award, 1983, Thomas Jefferson Excellence Journalism award, Department Defense, 1985; Michigan State University Board Trustees tuition scholar, 1960, Hinman Broadcasting scholar, 1961-1963.

Background

Beachler, Kenneth Clarke was born on October 11, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of Hubert Waldo and Nina Kathryn (Eitelbuss) B. Bachelor with high honors, Michigan State University, 1963. Professional actor and singer, Chicago, 1955-1957.

Education

Radio announcer WKAR-AM/FM, East Lansing, Michigan, 1959-1962, WSWM-FM, East Lansing, 1962-1964. Music program director WKAR-FM, East Lansing, 1964-1970. Director lecture-concert series Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1971-1981, director Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 1981.

Host weekly radio program Arts Billboard, 1972-1988. Board of directors Lansing Symphony Orchestra, 1971-1973, 78-82, Okemos Barn Theatre, 1970-1971, Opera Company Greater Lansing, 1978-1979,Pashami Dancers, 1976.

Career

Professional actor and singer, Chicago, 1955—1957. Radio announcer WKAR-AM/FM, East Lansing, Michigan, 1959—1962, WSWM-FM, East Lansing, 1962—1964. Music program director WKAR-FM, 1964—1970.

Director lecture-concert series Michigan State University, 1971—1981. Director Wharton Ctr.Performing Arts, since 1981. Board directors Okemos Barn Theatre, 1970—1971, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, 1971—1972, 1978—1982, Pashami Dancers, since 1976, Opera Company Greater Lansing, 1978—1979.

Host weekly radio program Arts Billboard, 1972—1988. With United States Army, 1957-1959, served to captain United States Naval Reserve.

Membership

Member International Society Performing Arts Adminstrs. (director 1974-1977), Association Performing Arts Presenters, Naval Reserve Association (life). Member United Church of Christ.

Lodge: Rotary (board directors 1985-1990, president 1988-1989). Club: University of Michigan State University (director 1978-1982, vice president 1980-1982).

Connections

father:
Hubert Waldo Bachelor

mother:
Nina Kathryn (Eitelbuss) B. Bachelor