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academic administrator , writer

Arlene Naylor Okerlund, American academic administrator, writer. Grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979; grantee San Jose State University, 1971-1972.


Okerlund, Arlene Naylor was born on October 13, 1938 in Emmitsburg, Maryland, United States. Daughter of George Wilbur and Ruth Opal (Sensenbaugh) Naylor.


Bachelor of Arts, University Maryland., 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California-San Diego, 1969.


Instructor science, Mercy Hospital Nursing School, Baltimore, 1959-1963; Professor of English, San Jose State University, California, 1969-1980, 94-; dean humanities and arts, San Jose State University, California, 1980-1986; academic vice president, San Jose State University, California, 1986-1993. Consultant Ednl. Testing Service, Berkeley, California, 1976-1980.


Board directors World Forum Silicon Valley, Peninsula Banjo Band. Member of Modern Language Association (delegate to assembly, west coast representative 1976-1977), American Beethoven Society (vice president board directors 1983—2006), California Council Fine Arts Deans (president 1984-1986), International Council Fine Arts Deans, Philological Association Pacific Coast (secretary-treasurer 1975-1978).


Married Michael Dennis Okerlund, June 6, 1959 (divorced April 1983). 1 daughter, Linda Susan.

George Wilbur Naylor

Ruth Opal (Sensenbaugh) Naylor

Michael Dennis Okerlund