Friday, February 10, 2012

Dennis Spellmann



I recently came across a reference to an extensive and fascinating article on Dennis Spellmann written by Jeannette Batz for the Riverfront Times in St. Louis.  As a historical note, it was written in September 2000 and Spellmann passed away August 30, 2006.  He was definitely a fascinating, if controversial, person in Missouri higher education for many decades…having attended and later served Missouri Valley College.  He was  associated with a number of other Presbyterian colleges including Tarkio College.  While most of the article focuses on Lindenwood University,  Batz also interviewed people familiar with his service to Knoxville College in Tennessee.