Thomas W. Binford Appointed Acting President of DePauw
November 5, 1975
November 5, 1975, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University's Board of Trustees today appointed Thomas W. Binford as acting president of the University, effective December 1. Binford will lead the University while a search is conducted for a new president to succeed William E. Kerstetter. The president of DePauw since 1963, Dr. Kerstetter was appointed president and chancellor of the University October 1 and since that time has been serving as both president and chancellor.
A native of Indianapolis, the 51-year-old Binford graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1948. He has been involved in higher education at many levels and in many capacities. He is serving presently as chairman of the board of trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and as a trustee of Christian Theological Seminary. He is also a director of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the National Municipal League, and is past president of the Indianapolis Urban League.
Tom Binford is chairman of the board of the D.A. Lubricant Company in Indianapolis, and is a director of the Indiana National Corporation, Indiana National Bank, the Jefferson Corporation, the Jefferson National Life Insurance Company, Bio-Dynamics Corporation, the Ransburg Corporation, and the Indianapolis Water Company. He is also past president of the United States Auto Club, current chief steward of the Indianapolis 500, and president of the Indiana Pacers professional basketball team.Back