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Oliver Samuel Ikenberry


Oliver Samuel Ikenberry, American educator. Recipient citation of merit for distinguished service McPherson College, 1969; named Kentucky colonel, 1967.


Ikenberry, Oliver Samuel was born on January 6, 1908 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Jacob and Edith (Stauffer) Ikenberry.


Bachelor of Arts, McPherson College, 1929. A.M., Colorado State College Education, 1932, Doctor of Education, 1941. Postgraduate Columbia University, 1935-1936.


Superintendent schools, Haswell, Colorado, 1930-1933. Principal Union High School, Lamar, Colorado, 1933-1937. Principal schools, Delta, Colorado, 1937-1941.

Extension instructor Colorado State College Education, 1933-1936, Western State College Colorado, 1937-1941. Dean college, professor education Salem (West Virginia) College, 1941-1947. Professor education West Virginia University, summers, 1946, 47.

President Shepherd State College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1947-1968, president emeritus, 1968-1978. With Institute Education, University of Oxford, 1968-1969. Professor education emeritus George Peabody College, Nashville, 1969-1975.

Advisory director Potomac Edison Company of West Virginia, 1952-1968. Coordinator Civil aeronautics Administration War Service for Salem College and Armed Services representative, 1941-1944. President West Virginia council State College and University President’s, 1954-1956, Colorado Association Classroom Leaders Western Division, 1938.

Colorado Association Secondary School Prins., 1939-1940, Cooperative Research Association, Colorado State College, 1941, Association Higher Education West Virginia, 1946. Representative American Association Colls. for Teacher Education to American Council Education, 1956-1959. Member West Virginia White House Conference on Education, 1956-1959, 66-69.

Member Government's Advisory Committee on Mental Health, 1964-1968. Higher education consultant United States Office Education, 1966-1970. Rep to World Conference on Orgns.

Teaching Profession, Kingston, Jamaica, 1971.


  • Author: Comparative Inequalities in Educational Finance, 1932. Economic Factors Affecting Education in an Agricultural Community, 1939. Leisure Activities in a Community, 1941.

    Health, Government, Education and Religion in a Community, 1941. (textbook) American Education Foundations: An Introduction, 1974. Also articles educational journals.

    Editor The Colorado Clearing House Bulletin, 1938-1940.


Member American Association Higher Education, National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, West Virginia Council State College and University President’s (president 1954), American Association State Colleges Universities (state representative 1966-1968), West Virginia Academy Science, West Virginia Association College President’s (secretary), West Virginia Intercoll. Athletic Association (secretary-treasurer 1952-1955), Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Nashville Public Library (president 1975-1977), United Nations of Nashville (director 1973-1978), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president 1971, faculty sponsor 1972-1975), Kappa Delta Pi. Clubs: Rotary (president 1951).


Married Margaret Moulton, June 11, 1933. Children: Stanley, Betty, Jane.

Jacob Ikenberry

Edith (Stauffer) Ikenberry

Margaret Moulton

Stanley Ikenberry

Betty Ikenberry

Jane Ikenberry