List of Baldwin Wallace University people

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This is a list of notable individuals who currently have or previously had an association with Baldwin Wallace University, located in Berea, Ohio. Baldwin Wallace University is a private college that enjoys a long and rich affiliation with the United Methodist Church. This includes faculty, alumni and staff. The College is located in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area in the United States. The College and town of Berea were founded by Methodist settlers from Connecticut.

The list is drawn from faculty, alumni, staff, and former university presidents. This list includes people affiliated with the university under its past names such as Baldwin–Wallace College, Baldwin University, Baldwin Institute and German Wallace College. This list also includes alumni of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.[1]



Leadership and politics[edit]

James Lawson speaking at a community meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005

Media and entertainment[edit]

  • Claudia Jordan, model, actress, a Barker's Beauty on CBS's game show The Price is Right from 2001 to 2003, and "model #1" on the US version of Deal or No Deal.
  • Alex Papadimoulis, Founder of popular IT Website The Daily WTF recounting IT Horror stories.

Music and arts[edit]

Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich with the Dalai Lama in India during filming of the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" documentary.


  • Bud Collins, veteran CBS Sports tennis announcer.[28]
  • Harrison Dillard, 1947, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in 100 meter dash, and hurdles. Charter member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.[11]
  • Tim Graham, sports journalist for[29]
  • Norb Hecker, first coach of the Atlanta Falcons, won 8 NFL championships as a coach of the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Giants
  • Tonia Kwiatkowski, bronze and silver medalist in US Figure Skating Championships; finished 6th at the 1998 World Championships.
  • Scott Shafer, head coach of the Syracuse Orange football program.[30]
  • Jim Tressel, 2002 National Championship-winning former Coach of the Ohio State University football team.[31]
  • Matt Underwood, Play-By-Play announcer for the Cleveland Indians on SportsTime Ohio[32]



Staff & administration[edit]


Baldwin Wallace University has had over 20 people served as president under the schools various names Baldwin Wallace University, Baldwin–Wallace College, Baldwin University, German Wallace College and Baldwin Institute.


BW Football Coaches[edit]

Name Term References
No coach 1893
No team 1894
Percy C. Cole 1895
No team 1896
F. Smith 1896-1897
Dave W. Jones 1898-1899
No team 1900-1902
E. J. Pfieffer 1903
No team 1904
E. J. Pfieffer 1905
No team 1906
E. J. Pfieffer 1907-1908
No team 1909-1911
F. J. Norton 1912
No team 1913-1915
W. E. Ruetchey 1916
R. S. Honaker 1917
V. E. Whitney 1918
F. Hendershot 1919
C. E Cartwright 1920-1921
R. W. Bechtel 1922-1923
A. W. Collins 1924-1927
Ray Watts 1928-1948
Eddie L. Finnigan 1949-1950
Louis B. Juillerat 1951-1953
Paul Adams 1954-1957
Lee Tressel 1958-1980
Bob Packard 1981-2001
John Snell 2002-current


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