Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University Kansas, 1954. Master of Science in Park and Recreation, Indiana University, 1958.
National recreation association intern Recreation Commission, Philadelphia, 1958-1959. Assistant director recreation Village of Oak Park, Illinois, 1959-1964. Director recreation Oak Park Recreation Department, 1964-1970.
General manager Champaign (Illinois) Park District, since 1970. Member dean search committee Indiana University, Bloomington, 1975. Visiting lecturer Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1976, 79, University Illinois, Champaign, 1974, 78, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1984.
Chairman pastor search committee McKinley Presbyterian Church, Champaign, 1980. Trustee Personal Care health maintenance organization Board, Champaign, 1987-1988. Board directors McKinely Foundation, Champaign, 1979-1985, United Way of Champaign County, since 1989.
Captain United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Fellow American Park and Recreation Society (president 1976), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (president 1980, Artz award 1980). Member National Recreation and Park Association (trustee, committee chair, council accreditation since 1980, president 1990-1991), American Academy Park and Recreation Administrators (executive secretary, treasurer, president 1983-1984), Kiwanis (president Champaign chapter 1983-1984).
Married Dianne C. Nothdurft, February 1, 1955. Children: Lauren Debra, Mark Robert.