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Roy Elwayne Lieuallen

1955 - 1961


Dr. Roy Lieuallen was born in August 1916 in the small Oregon town of Weston. After graduating from high school, Dr. Lieuallen was hired by a family friend to work on his farm with the stipulation that the money go to a college education. Lieuallen graduated from Pacific University in 1940, and later served with the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Once his tour of duty was over, Dr.Lieuallen pursued his Masters degree at the University of Oregon, completing the requirements in 1947.


Dr. Lieuallen was appointed as University Registrar and Coordinator of Instruction at the Oregon College of Education (OCE) in 1946. Dr. Lieuallen took time off from OCE in 1953 and 1954 to earn his Doctor of Education from Stanford University. Dr. Lieuallen was appointed President of OCE in 1955, a position he held until 1961. Dr. Lieuallen left OCE after being appointed Chancellor of the State System of Higher Education, a position he held for 20 years until his resignation in 1982.


Dr. Roy Lieuallen was married to Barbara Wales, and the couple had four children. Besides being a family man, Dr. Lieuallen was active in the Methodist Church, Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, and many higher education organizations on both the state and national level. In 1960, Pacific University honored Dr. Lieuallen with a Doctor Of Humane Letters.


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