David Kaeuper

Distinguished Alumnus Dr. David Kaeuper, Class of 1961

David Henry Kaeuper is the son of Naoi and Frederick Kaeuper of Richmond.  He attended DePauw University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy in 1965.  In 1968 he earned a Master’s degree from Hawaii’s East-West Center. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan and applied to he U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer.  Kaeuper served in the Philippines (1971), Burundi (1974), Paris (1976), Gabon (1984-1986), Washington, D.C., as East African Bureau Chief (1987), the Nigerian Embassy (1990), Washington, D.C., as Head of African Assignments (1994),  the Republic of  Congo (1999), as well as in Khartoum and the Sudan (2005).

He met his wife, Brenda Bowman, and her son Jolyon, in Burundi in 1974.  He resides in retirement in Virginia, doing small occasional assignments for the state department.  He has served as charge d’affaires for Conakry Guinea, in West Africa.

His first assignment was as an escort detail for Filipino prisoners-of-war from North Vietnam.

He has represented his country in service for more than forty years, often finding himself in dangerous  conflicts he served to moderate.

He was chosen Distinguished Alumnus in 2005 when he was serving at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.


































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