Continuing Purpose: A History of William Penn College: 1970-2000

Continuing Purpose: A History of William Penn College: 1970-2000

by John J. Wagoner




The author sketches some of the changes and developments in key areas of the college's life from 1970 to the present. This discussion is bracketed in chapter one by a look at how the college's historic Quaker identity weathered the changes, and in chapter nine by stories of a personal nature.

John Wagoner was born and nurtured in the Iowa Quaker Community. He brings this perspective to the writing of a history of the changes and development during the past thirty-five years in the life of his undergraduate alma mater, William Penn College, from which he graduated in 1958. His graduate degree is from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from William Penn College, St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, and Sungshin University. He was invited to return to William Penn College in 1964 to build a development and advancement program. In 1984 the Board of Trustees invited him to accept the position of president, from which he retired in 1995 as President Emeritus. The College's invitation to write this account of its passage through a time of change caps the author's life of service to the church, the college and Quaker higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738817668
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 1.66(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Recruiting and Admissions50
The Hidden Curriculum69
Trends in Academics112
The Financial Landscape189
Glorious is Her Ample Campus210
Some Unforgettable Events266

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