Biography of Rudolf E. Klimes, PhD
Rudolf Klimes was born in Czechoslovakia. The son of a Jew, he survived Hitler’s holocaust and escaped Stalin’s Iron Curtain. He served as college president in Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. Rudy received his BA and MA in 1957 from Walla Walla University and his EdS and Ph.D. in 1964 from Indiana University. In 1977, he earned an MA at Andrews University, in 1981 a DMin at McCormick Theological Seminary, and in 1983 an MPH at Johns Hopkins University.
He taught elementary school, grades 1-8 for four years. Later he directed Doctoral Degree Programs. He wrote some 30 research reports and twelve books.
In 1979, he was elected Associate Director of the General Conference Health Department in Washington, DC. In 1986 he returned to Asia as president of Samyuk College in Hong Kong, and from 1989 to 1995 served as founding Dean of Lifelong Learning at Sahmyook University, in Korea. Since 1995, he has lived and served in the Sacramento area.