Bachelor, Morehouse College, 1963. Master of Arts, Atlanta University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1973.
Teacher, counselor Jasper County Training School, Monticello, Georgia, 1963—1964. Teacher Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, 1965-1966. Director student finance aid Morehouse College, Atlanta, 1966-1970, director upward bound, 1967-1970.
Director residence hall Ohio State University, Columbus, 1970-1971, graduate administrative associate student finance aid, 1971-1973, assistant dean University College, 1973-1975, associate dean University College, 1975-1990, associate professor, 1991-1998, associate provost for undergraduate studies, since 1998, dean University College, 1998-2001, vice provost Minority Affairs, since 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals. Member editorial board The Negro Educational Review, since 1983, editor-in-chief, since 1999.
Board trustees The Columbus Academy, Gahanna, Ohio, 1990-1996, Buckeye Boys Ranch, Grove City, Ohio, 1978-1984, Mount Carmel College Nursing, since 1998, International Foundation Education & Self-Help, since 1998. Advisory council International Foundation Education and Self-Help, Phoenix, since 1992, board directors, since 1998. Board directors Urban Education, Research and Human Development Institute, Columbus, 1977-1980.
Board trustees Ohio History Society, vice provost, chair educational board. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Ohio Academy of Sciences, National Association Equal Opportunity in Health Education, United Negro College Fund, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Pi Phi.
Married Tena Clemons. Children: Bruce Kifle, Justin Che.