For the year 1908-1909 Mosiman served as one of three members on an administration committee of the college. The next year he was elected president, in which capacity he served faithfully and efficiently until 1935. Central Mennonite College, maintained by the Middle District (General Conference), became Bluffton College in 1913, directed by a board of fifteen members representing five branches of Mennonites. The first B.A. degrees were conferred on the class of 1915. During his administration five substantial new buildings were erected, the campus enlarged, the curriculum and faculty greatly expanded, for a period even including a theological seminary.
In addition, especially as a minister of the Gospel, he was active in the First Mennonite Church of Bluffton, of which he was a member, served as secretary and president of the Middle District Conference, vice-president of the General Conference, member of the Federal Council of Churches, chairman of the Association of Ohio College Presidents and Deans, and on numerous boards and committees.
While serving as a missionary to the American Indians Mosiman edited for a short time a periodical, The Cheyenne and Arapaho Sword, in the interest of the Mennonite mission at Cantonment (1900-1901). While at the seminary he submitted a thesis, "The Existence of Maccabean Psalms in the Psalter," for the purpose of obtaining the Nettie F. McCormick Fellowship in Hebrew for 1904-1905. His doctoral dissertation, "Eine Zusammenstellung und Vergleichung der Paralleltexte der Chronik und der alteren Bucher des Alten Testaments," is a recognized piece of research. He also contributed to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
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Schultz, J. S. "Mosiman, Samuel K. (1867-1940)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mosiman,_Samuel_K._(1867-1940)&oldid=90189.
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