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William David Pennington, American college dean, educator.


Pennington, William David was born on November 15, 1943 in Anadarka, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Royce Weldon and Marian Elizabeth (Sherrard) Pennington.


Bachelor of Science, University Tulsa, 1966. Master of Arts, University Tulsa, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1972.


Assistant to president, director development William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1970—1973. Director community schools Tulsa Public Schools, 1973—1974. Teacher, coach Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, 1974—1976.

Director student activities Tulsa Junior College, 1976—1982, dean student service, from 1982. Coordinator 2-year schools Association College Unions International, 1981—1982. Chairman national committee on non-resident students National Association for Campus Activities, 1982—1983.

Member-at-large area III planning council Tulsa Public Schools, 1984—1985.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


Member of American College Personnel Association (directorate commission XVII 1983-1985), Oklahoma College Personnel Association (vice president, president-elect, president since 1984), National Association Student Personnel Administrators, American History Association, Kiwanis Lodge (secretary 1973), Rotary Lodge, Phi Delta Kappa (president, delegate Tulsa chapter 1981-1983, coordinator district III D since 1985).


  • Other Interests



Married Margaret Ann Gowans, July 2, 1966. Children: Mallory, Mary Martha, David Beatty.

Royce Weldon Pennington

Marian Elizabeth (Sherrard) Pennington

Margaret Ann Gowans

Mallory Pennington

Mary Martha Pennington

David Beatty Pennington