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Thomas Ray Kepple, American college administrator. Member International Society Planning and Strategic Management (vice president communications 1984-1985, president 1985-1987), National Association College and University Business Officers, American Association Higher Education, Memphis Academy Forum (president 1985-1986), College and University Personnel Association, Association Physical Plant Adminstrs., Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

Kepple,, Thomas Ray was born on March 19, 1948 in Pittsburgh. Son of Thomas Ray and Virginia Grace (Hudson) Kepple.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College, 1970. Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, 1973, Doctor of Education, 1984. Director technical training Morse division Borg-Warner Corporation, Ithaca, New York, 1970-1973.

Director administrative services Rhodes College, Memphis, 1975-1981, dean administrative services, 1981-1986, provost, 1986-1989, vice president University South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1989-1998. President Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1998. Board directors Met Life Resources Retirement Advisory Board.

Chair board directors Prepaid Tuition Plan, Inc.

Career

Director technical training Morse division Borg-Warner Corporation, Ithaca, New York, 1970-1973. Director administrative services Rhodes College, Memphis, 1975-1981, dean administrative services, 1981-1986, provost, 1986-1989. Vice president University South, Sewanee, 1989-1998.

President Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, since 1998. Founding chair Prepaid Tuition Consortium, The Indiana 529 Plan. Founding chair, Landmark Athletic Conference, board member Brethren College, chairman Association Indiana Colleges Universities Pennsylvania.

Membership

Board directors Sewanee Housing Inc., 1993-1998. Member executive committee Vollintine Evergreen Community Association, Memphis, 1976-1985, president, 1981. Member biomedical Research Zone Board, 1986.

Secretary-treasurer Health and Educational Facilities Board of Franklin County. Board directors Liberty Bowl Classic. Co-chair Governor Rendell's higher education transition committee.

Member of Council Indiana Colleges (member advisory committee New York Times), American Council Education (member international committee, advisory board Princeton Review), College and University Personnel Association, Memphis Academy Forum (president 1985-1986), National Association College and University Business Officers, Association Indiana Colleges and Universities Pennsylvania (board directors, treasurer), International Society Planning and Strategic Management (vice president committees 1984-1985, president 1985-1987), University Club (New York ), Omicron Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming; oil painting. E-mail: kepplet@juniatn.edu.

Connections

Married Jane Donaldson, August 22, 1971 (deceased 1977). Married Patricia Witcher, May 24, 1994.

father:
Thomas Ray Kepple,

mother:
Virginia Grace (Hudson) Kepple,

spouses:
Patricia Witcher

Jane Donaldson