Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Clyde R. Kindell

Clyde R. Kindell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in vocational education from Oklahoma State University. He taught vocational agriculture in Oklahoma public schools and then served for eight years in Ethiopia in OSU’s Point Four agricultural program. From 1961-1966, Kindell was president of the College of Agriculture at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. Following his return from abroad, he was named president of Murray State College in 1967, a position he held for twenty-seven years. He helped to establish an outreach program in Ardmore, Oklahoma, partially staffed by Murray professors. Respected by his peers, Kindell retired in 1994 and was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1998.