L. Wade was selected from a field of very qualified candidates
as the 13th President of Dixie College.
President Wade was born in
Leamington, Utah in March of 1934. He and his wife, the former
Diana Daniels, are the parents of eight children, five sons and
becoming President of Dixie College, President Wade was Zone
Administrator in the LDS Church Educational System, responsible
for formal and religious education programs in several
international and state side areas of the Church.
He was an
administrator for the Church Schools in the Pacific Area from
1972-1976, Assistant to the Administrator of Church Schools from
1971-1972 and a teacher and President at the Church College of
New Zealand between 1963 and 1971.
career he has served on numerous boards and committees,
including the Utah Commission for Educational Excellence, a
special consultant to the Polynesian Cultural Center Board of
Directors, special consultant on team teaching for the
Conference of Independent School Administrators in Sydney,
Australia. He is past president of the Church College of New
Zealand Teachers Association and the New Zealand Association of
Independent School Administrators.
Wade earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from BYU,
his Masters Degree, also in Political Science from California
State College at Long Beach and his Ed.D, degree in Educational
Administration from BYU. In addition, he has done graduate work
at the University of California at Los Angeles.
and magic of Alton Wade was that he could and did communicate
with everyone. He will be remembered for his magnetic
personality, positive attitude and administrative expertise.