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Curtis Lee McCray, American academic administrator. George F. Baker scholar, 1956; Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1960-1961; Johnson fellow, 1966; Ford Foundation grantee, 1969; recipient Landee award for excellence in teaching Saginaw State College, 1972.


McCray, Curtis Lee was born on January 29, 1938 in Wheatland, Indiana, United States. Son of Bert and Susan McCray.


Bachelor in psychology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1960. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Nebraska, 1968.


Member faculty Saginaw Valley College, University Center, Michigan, 1968—1977, chairman department English, 1972-1973, dean arts and science, 1973-1975, vice president academy affairs, 1975-1977. Provost, vice president academy affairs Governors State University, Chicago, 1977-1982. President University North Florida, Jacksonville, 1982-1988, California State University, Long Beach, 1988-1993, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, 1993-1998, National-Louis University, Chicago, since 1998.

Chairman high tech and industry council, Sistema Único de Saúde, 1986-1988. Member state relations and undergraduate education committee, American Association State Colleges and Universities, 1985-1988.


Board directors Jacksonville United Way, 1982-1988, campaign chairman, 1987. Board directors Station WJCT Channel 7 and Stereo 90, Jacksonville, 1982-1988, Jacksonville Art Museum, 1983-1988, Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville, 1983-1988, Jacksonville Community Council Inc., 1982-1988, Arts Assembly Jacksonville, 1984-1988, Jacksonville Urban League, 1985-1988. Honorary director Jacksonville Symphony Association, 1983.

Member Dame Point Bridge Commission, Jacksonville, 1982. Member Jacksonville High Technology Task Force, 1982. Member American Association of University Professors, Torch Club.


Married Mary Joyce Macdonald, September 10, 1960. Children: Leslie, Jennifer, Meredith.

Bert McCray

Susan McCray

Mary Joyce Macdonald

Leslie McCray

Jennifer McCray

Meredith McCray