Kettering College Dean Returns to Alma Mater

By LaVerne Henderson

Norman Wendth, Ph.D., current dean for academic affairs at Kettering College of Medical Arts (KCMA) in Kettering, Ohio, has accepted the presidency of Atlantic Union College (AUC) in South Lancaster, Mass. “I know that my own life of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church stems from the direction I received from AUC faculty and leaders when I was a student many years ago,” says Wendth, a 1968 Atlantic Union College graduate.

“Dr. Wendth has served as the academic leader at Kettering College for 10 years,” says KCMA president Charles Scriven. “His knowledge and thoughtfulness about Adventist higher education are unexcelled, and our campus will miss him deeply.”

Prior to serving Kettering College, Wendth’s previous positions included: chair of the Department of English and chair of the Division of General Studies at Atlantic Union College; professor of English at Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif.; English instructor at Nihon Saniku Gakuin in Sodegaura, Japan; and English instructor at Loma Linda University in Riverside, Calif.