Adams & The Eighties
Harry Baker Adams accepts the role as the Fifth University Chaplain at Yale, after serving a semester as interim chaplain in 1986. Adams graduated from Yale College in 1947 and Yale Divinity School in 1951, where he served in various academic capacities beginning in 1956. He last served as the Associate Dean of the Divinity School from 1965-1986, before serving as chaplain. While Chaplain, Adams was the Master of Trumbull College from 1987-1997, and later served as the acting Master of Saybrook from 1998-1999.
Laurie Rutenberg joins staff as the first rabbi serving as Assistant University Chaplain at Yale in 1982. The first African American to serve as Associate Chaplain at Yale was Claudia Highbaugh, who joined the staff in 1987.