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Baker, Kendall L.


Biographical Note

Dr. Kendall Baker received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Maryland in 1963. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University in 1966 and 1969. In 1982, Baker joined Bowling Green State University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, serving until 1987. From 1987-92, he served as vice president and provost of Northern Illinois University. In September 1999 he was named Ohio Northern’s tenth president.

Under Baker, a $100 million comprehensive campaign was completed by the University. New construction included the Inn at Ohio Northern University and the Baker Commons area of Dicke House, Stadium View Apartments, Klondike’s Den, Polar Place, Dial-Roberson Stadium, the Remington Walk, Northern Commons and the Affinity Village was developed. Additionally, several programs were added to Ohio Northern’s curriculum during Baker’s presidency, including a LL.M. program in democratic governance and the rule of law and undergraduate degrees in forensic biology, pharmaceutical business, and nursing. Baker resigned as Ohio Northern President in 2011.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Kendall L. Baker

Identifier: 7
Collection Overview From the Collection:

This collection contains various records related to the Office of the President beginning in 1930 with the Presidency of Robert Williams. Common records found in the collection include reports, memos, inauguration records, speeches and various printed materials.

Dates: 1930-2011