Kenneth J. Berchtold


SMU board committees

Enrollment Management Committee, vice chair
Finance Committee, chair
Institutional Advancement Committee

Educational background

Saint Martin’s College, 1959
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts in accounting


Kenneth J. Berchtold

Ken Berchtold spent 27 years at Northrup Grumman Corporation. There he held several positions over the years, including program controller; division chief financial officer and manager; and vice president, contracts and real estate. He retired in 1997 as a corporate financial vice president. Prior to Northrup Grumman, Berchtold worked 11 years for Boeing.

His service to Saint Martin's includes membership to the Legacy Society and the President's Council. His community activities include serving as director of Mt. Angel Telecom/Telephone Company, a city councilman of Mercer Island, and a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Saint Martin's.