Enock C. Dyrness (1932-33)

Enock C. Dyrness earned his A.B. at Wheaton College in 1923, and his M.A. in educational administration from University of Chicago in 1924. He was honored with an honorary doctor of laws degree from Houghton (NY) College in 1945.

He taught as assistant professor of education and was principal of the Practice School at Wheaton College, acting as dean of Wheaton Academy from 1924- 1927. While at Wheaton College he held positions of associate professor of education, vice-president in academic administration, assistant dean of men, director of summer school, director of admissions, registrar, (1928-1969) and professor of education.

Enock C. Dyrness, a nationally known leader in professional and religious organizations, was listed in “Who’s Who in America” from 1946-69. In addition to his IACRAO affiliation he was a member of AACRAO and served as their treasurer (1934-44), vice president for professional activities, and as associate editor of their journal. He was granted honorary life memberships in both organizations. Other activities included President of the National Association of Christian Schools 1958, Chicago Association of Commerce, National Association of Evangelicals, Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society, National Education Association, American Conference of Academic Deans, and the American Association for Higher Education.

In a 1931 College Bulletin, President Buswell noted that, “As registrar [Enock Dyrness] has done more than any other member of the staff to raise the standards and to secure scholastic recognition for Wheaton College.”

(d. January 15, 1986)