Presidents of Cedarville
Dr. Leonard Webster, the Dean of the Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland, was selected as President of the Institute in 1953. Thus, when the merger with Cedarville College was completed, he became the new president of the College. Dr. Webster was soon thrust into managing the move from Cleveland to Cedarville, assuring a student body for the Fall of 1954, and finding a faculty for the College to complement the faculty of the Baptist Bible Institute. In his brief tenure as president, Dr. Webster represented the College at the national and state of Ohio conferences of the Regular Baptist Churches to promote the College and to raise the necessary funds to keep it solvent. The stresses of this transition and of a developing leadership crisis led to the resignation of Dr. Webster in June of 1954.
"Leonard Webster" (1953). Presidents of Cedarville. 5.