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Daniel R. Chamberlain

Daniel R. Chamberlain

American academic administrator
Daniel R. Chamberlain
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Intro American academic administrator
Is Academic Academic administrator
From United States of America
Type Education
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1932
Age 89 years
Peoplepill ID daniel-r-chamberlain
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Daniel R. Chamberlain is a former president of Houghton College. He served for 30 years a president of the college. He is married to the former Joyce Books, and has 7 children: Rodney, Mark, Anthony, Priscilla, Aletha, Cynthia, and Marianne. On February 14, 2005, Dr. Chamberlain announced his retirement from the post of president effective May 2006. He is succeeded by Dr. Shirley Mullen as of June 1, 2006. At the time of his retirement he was one of the longest serving college Presidents in the United States.

During President Chamberlain's tenure as president he was able to change the campus skyline with the addition of the Center for the arts building, an academic building, the South Hall men's residence, the Stevens Art Studios, the Nielsen Physical Education Center, several town homes, an apartment building. As President he also started the policy that provides all student with a laptop computer to all student upon enrollment at the college.

To Honor the former president the college named the academic building the Chamberlain Center.


  • Upland College - Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1953
  • California State College at Los Angeles - Master of Arts, 1957
  • University of California at Los Angeles - Higher Education, 1958–59
  • University of Southern California - Doctor of Education, 1967
  • A.C.E. Dean’s Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968
  • ServiceMaster Management Institutes, 1974–76


  • Western Pilgrim College, 1953–59,

Teacher of English & History, Academic Dean

  • Pasadena City Schools, 1959–63,

Teacher of English & History, Co-Director, Experimental Team Teaching Project

  • Upland College, 1963–65,

Chairman, Division of Professional Studies, Teacher of English, Acting President

  • State University of New York, 1965–68,

Assistant University Dean for University-Wide Activities

  • Messiah College, 1968–76,

Dean of the College

  • Houghton College, 1976–2006,


Professional experience and memberships

  • Chairman, Christian College Consortium Dean’s Council, 1975–78
  • Chairman, Council of Mennonite College Deans, 1974–77
  • Harrisburg Chapter Phi Delta Kappa
    • First Vice President, 1975–76
    • President-Elect, 1976–77
  • American Association of Higher Education (Lifetime Member)
  • Member & Chairman of numerous evaluation teams for Middle States & the States of Pennsylvania & New Jersey
  • Chairman, Christian College Consortium
  • Chairman, Wesleyan Education Council
  • Chairman, Vice Chairman & Executive Committee, Independent College Fund of NY
  • Board of Directors, CICU (Commission of Independent Colleges & Universities)
  • Chairman, Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Lecturer on American Higher Education, Beijing (China) Center for the Study of Higher Education
  • Lecturer on Social Science Research in the United States, Institute for Social Science Research, Shanghai, China
  • Chairman, Western New York Consortium for Higher Education
  • Presidents’ Council, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Presidential Mentor, Coalition for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Member, Association for Presidents of Independent Colleges & Universities


  • Listed in Who’s Who in America - 1982 Edition (& subsequent editions)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the East - 1982 Edition (& subsequent editions)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Messiah/Upland College Alumni Assoc. 1987
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Society - 1988 Edition
  • Listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Executives - 1990 Edition
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Education - Third Edition
  • Listed in Oxford’s Who’s Who
  • Named one of 50 Most Outstanding alumni, CA State University of LA – 1997
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Huntington College, IN – 2000
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Houghton College - 2001
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