Winfred E. Wagoner

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Winfred Ethestal Wagoner
President of
Ball State University
In office
Preceded by L.A. Pittenger
Succeeded by John R. Emens
Personal details
Born (1888-05-30)May 30, 1888
Wallace, Indiana
Died June 7, 1948(1948-06-07) (aged 60)
Muncie, Indiana
Spouse(s) Glossie Lavonne Goddard
Children George Alfred Wagoner

Winfred Ethestal Wagoner (May 30, 1888 – June 7, 1948) was an American educator, best known as the president of Ball State Teachers College, now known as Ball State University,[1] in Muncie, Indiana.


Wagoner was born in Wallace, Indiana on May 30, 1888. He married Glossie Goddard in 1914.[2]

Wagoner came to Ball State in 1924 as an assistant professor in the history department. After that he became a secretary-registar in 1926 before serving as the controller in 1929. Wagoner served as president for six months when President Pittenger resigned in December 1942. He had actually been managing many of the Ball State's affairs while Pittenger was ill. Wagonor passionately lead the college through the turbulent years of World War II. His term as president was extended two more years. After President Emens was inaugurated in 1945, went back to serving as the controller of the college.

Wagoner worked at Ball State for twenty-four years. He died from leukemia on June 7, 1948 and was buried in Rushville, Indiana.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Past Presidents". Ball State University. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Personal Details". PhpGedView. Retrieved August 13, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Edmonds, Anthony; Gellhoed, Bruce (2001). Ball State University: an interpretive history. Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-253-34017-9. 
  4. ^ "Biography" (PDF). University Archives. Ball State University (Bracken Library). Retrieved August 13, 2009. [dead link]
Preceded by
L.A. Pittenger
President of Ball State University
Succeeded by
John R. Emens