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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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Connections

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

father:
George Wilbur Naylor

mother:
Ruth Opal (Sensenbaugh) Naylor

spouse:
Michael Dennis Okerlund