The Presidential Legacy of Bethel College
- October 26, 2012 • Fall 2012 • News
- by Jaimee Bingle
In the fall of 1947, Bethel College opened its doors to nearly 100 students with The Reverend Woodrow I. Goodman as the school’s first president. In 65 years, five more presidents and one interim president followed. Take a look back through time and discover each Bethel president’s legacy.
Click on a president’s photo to read his full biography and leave comments about your memories of him.
The Rev. Woodrow I. Goodman, D.D., Lit.D. – President from 1947-1959
The Rev. Ray P. Pannabecker, D.D. – President from 1959-1974
The Rev. Albert J. Beutler, Ph.D. – President from 1974-1982
The Rev. James A. Bennett, Ph.D. – President from 1982-1988
Walter L. Weldy – President from 1988-1989
Norman V. Bridges, Ph.D. – President from 1989-2004
Steven R. Cramer, Ph.D. – President from 2004-