AB, Stanford University, 1956. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1976.
Assistant research administrator Stanford (California) University, 1961-1963. Business manager Stanford University Libraries, 1963-1966. Business manager, comptroller Elmira (New York ) College, 1966-1967.
Director special programs Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1970-1972. Publisher The Emporia (Kansas) Gazette, since 1972.
Board of directors Presbyterian Manors, Wichita, Kansas, since 1989, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1988-1995, chairman, 1992-1995. With Kansas Humanities Council, Topeka, 1984-1990, chairman, 1987-1989. President William Allen White Foundation, Lawrence, Kansas, 1982-1984, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Emporia, 1984-1989, president, 1989.
First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1957-1959. Member Emporia Chamber of Commerce (director 1974-1977).
Married Barbara White, June 22, 1957. Children: Kathrine L., Michael P., Caroline D., Christopher W.