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Federal agency administrator

Arlene Doris Schley was American federal agency administrator. Recipient Presidential Meritorious Rank award, Washington, 1989; named Distinguished Alumnus Northern State University, 1987.


Schley, Arlene Doris was born on May 17, 1937 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Armund Theodore and Alvina Emily (erdman) Schley.


Bachelor of Science, Northern State University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Rockhurst College, 1981.


Teacher music, Sioux Falls Schools, 1958-1959;education director, South Dakot Farmers Union, Huron, 1959-1966;training officer, intern, United States General Services Administration, Kansas City, 1966-1971;regional personnel officer, United States General Services Administration, Chicago, 1971-1974;director personnel management staff, United States General Services Administration, Washington, 1974-1977;regional controller, United States General Services Administration, Washington, 1977-1982;deputy regional administrator national capitol regional, United States General Services Administration, Washington, 1982-1983;deputy regional administrator, United States General Services Administration, Fort Worth, 1987-1995;director central administrative center, Department of Commerce, Kansas City, 1983-1987;retired, 1995. President Aberdeen Area Arts Council. Secretary Aberdeen Area Cmty.

Foundation; board member Aberdeen Federal Credit Union, Aberdeen Cmty. Concert Association; adjunct professor Presentation College, Aberdeen, South Dakot.


Combined federal campaign chairman Tarrant County Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, Fort Worth, 1989-1991. Chair fine arts commission Rural Cultural Center. Board directors Aberdeen Area Arts Council.

Member American Society Public Administrators (national council 1990-1993, chapter president 1990-1991, member executive committee section for women 1992-1995, Public Administrator of Year 1993), Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association, Federally Employed Women.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, singing, opera, symphony.


Armund Theodore Schley

Alvina Emily (erdman) Schley