text only
WOU Logo
JavaScript is Disabled in your Browser; Not all features are available.
See for yourself whether WOU is right for you. Freshman, Transfer, Graduate and International Student Information Locate any type of information on our site.


 Library & Media Services
 
Archives
WOU Presidents

Rowland

T.F. Campbell

Stanley

P.L. Campbell

Ressler

Ackerman

Landers

Churchill

Howard

Gunn

Maaske

Lieuallen

Stebbins

Rice

Leinwand

Beaird

Meyers

Cowart

Youngblood

Conn

Charles Abner Howard

1939 - 1947

 

Born in February of 1881, Charles Howard grew up in Kansas, and attended Baker University. Howard completed his degree in 1907, and immediately moved to Oregon. Howard began his teaching career in Klamath Falls, Oregon and later served as superintendent of Coos County Schools, Marshfield-Coos Bay Schools, and eventually principal of Eugene High School.

In 1927, Howard moved to La Grande, Oregon to become president of Eastern Oregon College of Education (EOCE). He served at EOCE until his transfer to Oregon College of Education (OCE) in Monmouth in 1939. As President of OCE, Howard put much pride into the well being of the students and the school. Howard served as OCE President until his retirement in 1947, and was succeeded by Dr. Henry Gunn as OCE President.

Some of the major accomplishments of Howard’s life come from his devotion to education. In 1922, he was elected president of the State Teachers Association and selected as director of the National Education Association in 1925. Charles A. Howard died on March 1, 1972 in his home in Salem.


 Western Oregon University Contact Information
Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 March, 2006 11:34 AM