Chris D Kehas

Graduating class of 1947



A 1947 graduate, Kehas served on the Student Council and was Chair of the Assembly Committee. He was Sports and Music editor of The Little Green, and received the French Award. Following graduation, he enlisted and served four years with the United States Air Force. Kehas received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in 1957, his M.A. in Educational Psychology (with first honors) from the University of Chicago (1959), and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Harvard University in 1964. He was a board member on the Harvard Educational Review. During a distinguished academic career, Kehas held faculty, administrative, and research appointments with Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the Claremont Graduate University, and Boston University from where he retired as Professor Emeritus. He participated in the UNESCO International Study of Education as a consultant on Human Development. He authored three sections in the first edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education. He served as National President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). He holds a Psychologist’s License (1963) and NH Superintendent of Schools Certification (1971). His extensive community involvement includes service as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Notre Dame College and two terms on the Manchester School Board (where he chaired the committee that developed the Student Code of Conduct). In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Mayor’s Office of Youth Services, the Girls Club of Manchester and the Governor’s Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He chaired Central’s Sesquicentennial year celebration in 1996 and received the Spirit of Manchester Award in 1998 for his dedication and commitment to the city.