Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Family Wolbrecht

Walter, born in [year?].

From a webpage about the history of St. Paul Lutheran School in Concordia, Missouri

[In late 1951] the electoral college of the Synod extended a call for the presidency of St. Paul’s College to Dr. Walter F. “Patty” Wolbrecht of Concordia Teachers College, Seward. He was installed at the start of the 1951-52 academic year. Wolbrecht was the first head of the school to have a background in educational administration. He came with several proposals to improve the school and campus, including expanding its acreage by purchasing an adjoining farm (the Stuenkel farm), provide direct access to the campus from the town’s main street, organize the faculty into committees, improve local relationships and have a master plan for the campus and its buildings.

After two years as head of the school, Wolbrecht accepted a call to serve as assistant executive secretary for the Synod’s board for higher education. Because a new, men’s dormitory (Brust Hall) was being built at this time, he did not leave the school until the dormitory was dedicated in January 1954.

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