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Dorothy Evans Ackerman taught voice lessons and directed choirs at several Adventist schools (especially Southern Missionary College, now Southern Adventist University).

​George Washington Colcord was a pastor, evangelist, conference president, and educator who founded two academies that were forerunners of universities (Walla Walla University and Southern Adventist University).

Kenneth R Davis was a pastor, and an academy dormitory dean, principal, and Bible teacher; at Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) he was a testing and counseling director, teacher, dormitory dean, and dean of students. He was affectionately referred to as K.R.

​Charles "Chick" Fleming, Jr. was the business manager who, according to Frank Knittel (president of Southern Missionary College from 1971 to 1983) did "more for SMC as an individual than any other several men put together."

William Calhoun Grainger was an educator, college president, and pioneer missionary to Japan.

Frederick Griggs, academy principal, college president, division president, and General Conference educational secretary, was one of the most influential people in the creation and growth of the worldwide Adventist educational system.

​Jan Charles Haluska was an award-winning English professor at Southern Adventist University.

​Harry Heber Hamilton was a professor, academy principal, and president of three colleges in the United States.

​Rochelle Florence Philmon Kilgore was an exemplary student, a church school teacher, an English professor, an international student recruiter, and centenarian.

Robert M. King was a humble farmer whose religious persecution case was in the process of being appealed to the United States Supreme Court when he passed away. This case received a considerable amount of attention in the secular press.

​Frank Knittel served the Seventh-day Adventist educational system on the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels, most notably as a president of Southern Missionary College.

​William Martin Landeen was a pastor, professor, European Division educational secretary, college president, and United States Army major, who played a prominent role in the denazification of German religion and education.

Norris W. Lawrence was an editor, teacher, academy principal, college president, conference educational superintendent, and Missionary Volunteer director.

​Carter E Ledford was the first full-time manager of agricultural enterprises at Southern Junior College, now Southern Adventist University,

Denton E. Rebok spent 23 years in China as a college president and conference administrator. He spent almost an equal amount of time in the United States as a Bible teacher, college and seminary president, and General Conference official. He is also credited with playing a small but significant role in the denomination’s changing position on the nature of Christ.

​Conard N. Rees was a coach, dean, professor, school superintendent, high school principal, and college president.

​Adell Sherbet's refusal to work on the Sabbath (Saturday) led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal rights of seventh day Sabbathkeepers as well as those of other people whose religious scruples kept them from working on a different day.

​Joseph Grady Smoot was president of Andrews University and also served on the faculty of Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) and Pittsburg (Kansas) State University.

Southern Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducational liberal arts college offering sixty-four baccalaureate majors, seventeen associate majors, ten masters degrees, and one doctoral degree program. Its enrollment in the fall of 2018 was 2,942 undergraduate and graduate students.

Charles L. Stone, academy principal, college president, and union conference educational director in the United States and Panama.