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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Personnel - C

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Clark, Frank L.

Citation: Thomas. A. Stiger, ed., The X Ray (Berea, OH: Baldwin University, 1896), p. 19.

Frank L. Clark. Source: 1898 Baldwin University X Ray Yearbook, page 19. Click on image to enlarge.

Frank L. Clark was born in Ogden, Monroe Co., N. Y. He was educated at the A. M. Chesbro Seminary, Chili, N.Y., and at the State Normal and Training School, Brockport, N.Y., being graduated from the latter in June, 1890. The same year he entered Amherst college, from which he was graduated with the degree of A. B. in June, 1894.

From January 1, 1895, till June of the same year Mr. Clark was teacher of Classics and German in the Cleveland Home School for Boys, Cleveland, O. Thence he was called to Baldwin University.

Collier, George F.

Citation: Thomas. A. Stiger, ed., The X Ray (Berea, OH: Baldwin University, 1896), p. 21.

George F. Collier. Source: Page 11, 1917 Grindstone.

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G. F. Collier, Professor of Literature, was born in Durant, Iowa, [the date of his birth was not furnished.-Editors.] His father was at one time a member of the North Ohio Conference, but in 1879 he became a chaplain in the United States Army and was stationed in North Dakota until his retirement. The Professor's college education began at Hamline, near St. Paul, Minnesota, where he attended for three years. In the fall of 1889 he entered Ohio Wesleyan University, from which he graduated in 1892, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science. The next three years were spent in Harvard, where he received the A. B. and A. M. degrees. In the summer of 1895 he received his call to Baldwin University. Although the Professor has been with us but a year, he has succeeded in getting his department into excellent shape.

Collier, Mark

Mark Collier in 1976 at Punderson Retreat. Source: Box 3, File: Collier, Mark H. (President) File 2 1974-2006. Click on image to enlarge

Citation: James D. Harvey, ed., "Collier Appointed Chaplan," Pursuit 6, no. 6 (March 1974): 2.

President A. B. Bonds, Jr., announced the appointment of Rev. Mark H. Collier as chaplain of Baldwin-Wallace College, effective September 1.

The new chaplain has been minister of the North Olmsted United Methodist Church for the past six years. He has been active in the Cleveland District, United Methodist Church, serving as the district youth director for two years and currently as co-chairman of the Committee on Ministry.

In the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Mr. Collier is secretary of the Division of Ministry; chairman of the Committee on Testing and Guidance; and a member of the Division of Pastoral Care.

He was appointed in 1973 to serve on the Youth Advisory Commission of the City of North Olmsted. The Commission's task was to examine the sociological factors affecting the lives of young people in North Olmsted. The Rev. Mr. Collier received a. B.A. degree from De Pauw University and an M. Div., Yale University Divinity School, where he was awarded the Thew Prize for originality in expository preaching. He did additional study in theology at Case Western Reserve University graduate school.

In 1966 the minister and his wife, the former Martha Craig, spent the year in Scotland where he served as assistant minister in the Linwood Parish Church, near Glasgow.

The Colliers have two sons: Matthew, who will be three in September, and Trent, 6 months.

Collier succeeds the Rev. John E. Patterson, who is now dean of students at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Patterson served B-W as chaplain and assistant professor of religion for seven years.

Citation: Stephanie Bayer, "Marking the Millenium," Grindstone (2000): pg.11.

Dr. Mark Collier is now Baldwin Wallace's seventh president after twenty five years at Baldwin Wallace College. He came to Baldwin Wallace in 1974 as chaplain of the college and professor of religion. From 1978-82 he was Associate Dean and Director of Mission Action. In 1981 he became the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. He has been responsible for leadership of the academic program as well as administrative offices relating to enrollment, development services, continuing education and multicultural affairs.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Deans Mark Collier and Frances Lucas were among faculty and staff members who served students at the third annual Midnight Breakfast March 11. Source: Box 3, File: Collier, Mark H. (President) File 1 1974-2006, Pursuit (Spring 1990). Click on the image to enlarge.

Dr. Collier received his bachelors from DePauw University in 1964 and his Master of Divinity from Yale University in 1968. He earned his Ph.D. in higher education from Kent State in 1979. 

Dr. Collier has stated numerous times since taking office that he is absolutely convinced he can not be a successful leader of this institution without meaningful involvement and the support of the student body. He is committed to leading BW's future with the best interests of the students at heart.

Citation: “President Mark Collier announces retirement,” (Berea, OH), October 27, 2005.

Baldwin-Wallace College President Mark H. Collier told B-W students, faculty and staff that he intends to retire at the end of the 2005-06 academic year.

Speaking at the College's Fall Conference, Collier, who will be 64, said that he believes it simply is the right time for a change in leadership, one that will enable the Berea college to sustain the momentum built in recent years and provide ample time for an orderly transition.

"Frankly, there is a big piece of me that would love to stay and be part of the progress and success coming our way in the coming years as we continue to execute our strategic plan and implement our campus master plan," he noted in a subsequent e-mail to the campus. "Nonetheless, it is my assessment that the decision to retire now is in the best interests of Baldwin-Wallace College."

Collier has been the Baldwin-Wallace president since 1999. Since that time, he has guided the development of the College's Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan, as well as the assessment and development of a new core curriculum and an institutional movement toward linking the curriculum with career preparation. B-W also has been actively laying the groundwork for a major comprehensive funds campaign.

Among approximately $15 million in campus improvements during the past year have been a 34,000 sq. ft. addition and renovation to the Recreation Center; a complete restructuring and renovation of Ernsthausen Hall, the first Ohio college residence hall to make use of geothermal heating and cooling; and a series of initiatives to beautify the campus.

Feasibility studies also have been completed for a new science building and renovation of existing science facilities as well as expanded and renovated facilities for the Conservatory of Music.

Mark Collier graduated with honors from DePauw University in 1964 and received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 1968. He earned his Ph.D. in higher education from Kent State University in 1979. He also is a Fellow in Academic Administration of the American Council on Education and a graduate of the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University.

President Collier addressing students at the 155th commencement ceremony. Source: Page 14, 2005 Grindstone. Click on the image to enlarge.

Collier came to Baldwin-Wallace College as chaplain in 1974 and holds the faculty rank of professor in the Department of Religion. Before coming to B-W, he was pastor of the North Olmsted United Methodist Church.

"Baldwin-Wallace College has been blessed to have strong leadership over many years," noted John Kropf, chair of the B-W Board of Trustees. "We are deeply grateful for all that Mark has done and all he has meant to this College and its students as president and as vice president for academic affairs for 18 years."

Kropf indicated the B-W Board intends to conduct a national search during the coming months for the College's eighth president.

Cramer, Frederic

Citation: Deane R. White, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1922-23), p. 28.

Frederic Cramer; Professor of Philosophy. Source: 1922-23 Grindstone, page 28. Click on image to enlarge.

Mr. Frederic Cramer, our "Giant in Philosophy," is certainly a typical example of the above quotation, for he combines religion and philosophy in his life as an entirely harmonious relationship.

Dr. Cramer's class hours are always enjoyed (not by sleeping) by the students. One loves to delve into unknown places, thus experiencing great things, even if when one again comes to earth, his celestial journey is something which is not understood.

Dr. Cramer stands in the minds of all as a man whose friendship is worth cultivating.