President Littell served Iowa Wesleyan from 1966 to 1969. Rev. Franklin Hamlin Littel was elected as president on April 30, 1966. A graduate of Cornell College and the Union Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. from Yale and a D.D. from the University of Marburg, Germany, Dr. Littel held faculty positions at Michigan, Emory, and Southern Methodist and spent ten years in Germany with governmental and foundation agencies. The three-year presidency of Dr. Franklin H. Littel coincided with the outbreak of national turmoil, civil rights, growing involvement in Southeast Asia, social unrest, radical political movements, anti-establishment reactions to society, and protest lifestyles. The Littel presidency was characterized by an extensive, visionary exploration of the role and character of the college.