Ira D. Vayhinger


Ira D. Vayhinger



Years of Service


Biographical Sketch

Following the sudden resignation of the third president, Walter Kilpatrick, in 1943, the Board of Trustees selected Ira Vayhinger as the College's fourth president. Mr Vayhinger had graduated from Evansville College in 1910 and had done graduate work at Oberlin Theological Seminary from 1910 to 1911. He served as General Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association from 1911-1922. From 1923 -1941, he was a church finance consultant and campaign director, coming to Cedarville College in 1941 to become the Finance Director and Business Manager. It was Mr. Vayhinger's task to attempt to guide the College through the challenging years of World War II, when it was a struggle to maintain enrollments and financial stability. Despite attempts to raise additional funds and to expand enrollment, the deepening financial crisis led to the resignation of Mr. Vayhinger in 1950.

Ira D. Vayhinger