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William Ray Mofield

William Ray Mofield, American educator.

Background

  • Mofield, William Ray was born on July 3, 1921 in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. Son of Kelzie E. and Zela (Irvan) Mofield.

  • Education

    • AB, Murray State College, 1943. Master of Arts, Murray State College, Columbia, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1964.

      Doctor of Laws, Idaho Christian College, 1962.

    Career

    • Teacher Vienna (Illinois) High School, 1944—1945. Stringer Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1945—1964. With WPAD-AM-FM, Paducah, Kentucky, 1945—1959.

      Sportscaster Ashland Oil Network, 1946—1959. Radio-television management consultant, since 1945. Manager WCBL-AM-FM, Benton, 1959.

      Director academy affairs radio-television department Southern Illinois University, 1959—1964. Executive president Murray State University, Kentucky, 1964—1968, chairman department communications, since 1968. Manager WPAD-AM-FM, 1959.

      Alternate member Kentucky Commission Higher Education, since 1965. Member national alumni board Southern Illinois University, since 1980, vice president, since 1982. District professor Murray State University, 1987, professor emeritus, since 1991.

      Board directors to Association, Paducah, Kentucky, 1956—1959. Commissioner Boy Scouts American, 1965, since 1966, board directors, since 1965, Benton Hospital, Kentucky, Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville. Served United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1943, served Grand Marshall 143d Day parade, 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Church Christ. Member of Southern Illinois University Alumni Association (national president 1983-1984), Kentucky Education Association, International Radio and television Society, Kentucky Broadcasters Association, American Society Disk Jockey Newscasters and Sportcasters, National Association Broadcasters, Rotary (president local club), Sigma Beta Gamma, Tau Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Phi Gamma.

    Connections

    • Married Janie Belle Bloomingburg, July 24, 1953. 1 child Ruth Annual.
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    • 1943
      Murray State College
    • 1958
      Murray State College
    • 1964
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1962
      Idaho Christian College
    • 1944 - 1945
      Teacher, Vienna (Illinois) High School
    • 1945 - 1959
      with WPAD-Master of Arts-FM
      Paducah, Kentucky, United States
    • 1945 - 1964
      stringer Columbia Broadcasting System News
    • 1945
      radio-television management, consultant
    • 1946 - 1959
      sportscaster Ashland Oil Network
    • 1959
      manager, WCBL-Master of Arts-FM
      Benton, Illinois, United States
    • 1959 - 1964
      director, academy affairs radio-television department Southern Illinois University
    • 1959
      manager, WPAD-Master of Arts-FM
    • 1964 - 1968
      executive, president Murray State University
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1965
      alternate member, Kentucky Commission Higher Education
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