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Eddie Mayes Elliott, American academic administrator. Named outstanding faculty member Wayne State College, 1973, to University Northern Colorado Alumni Hall of Fame, 1989; recipient Distinguished Service award Wayne State College, 1986, Cecil R. Martin award William Jewell College, 1960, citation for achievement, 1986, Distinguished Alumni award, 1986, James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Givernance award, 1999.


Elliott, Eddie Mayes was born on September 12, 1938 in Grain Valley, Missouri, United States. Son of Franklin E. and Edna Mae (Rowe) Elliott.


AB, William Jewell College, 1960. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1964. Doctor of Education, University Northern Colorado, 1969.


Teacher, Harrisonville (Missouri) High School, 1960-1961;teacher, Excelsior Springs (Missouri) Public Schools, 1961-1963;teacher, The Trinity School, New York City, 1963-1964;member of faculty department physical education, CUNY, 1964-1965;chairman athletics, coach, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, 1965-1971;director graduate studies, Wayne (Nebraska) State College, 1971-1973;dean special studies, Wayne (Nebraska) State College, 1973-1975;vice president, Wayne (Nebraska) State College, 1975-1982;president, Wayne (Nebraska) State College, 1982-1985;president, Center Missouri State University, Warrensburg, since 1985. Associate Center for Planned Change, 1975-1982. Member of advisory board, board directors Nebraska Council on Economics Education, 1977-1983.

Board incorporators Higher Education Strategic Planning Institute, since 1981. Member Council Public Higher Education Missouri. Board advisors Apple Restaurants Europe.


Member land-grant mission advisory committee University Missouri. Member American Association of University Professors, Alliance for Health, American Association State Colleges and Universities (task force on emerging issues, board directors, past chair, chair president's commission teacher education 1993-1994), Association Governing Boards (advisory committee on strengthening governance of public universities), American Association Higher Education, American College Sports Medicine, North Center Association Evaluation Teams, National Council Accreditation of Teachers, Missouri Corporation for Science and Technology, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Sandra Temple, November 23, 1960. Children: Glenn, Gregg, Grant.

Franklin E. Elliott

Edna Mae (Rowe) Elliott

Sandra Temple

Glenn Elliott

Gregg Elliott

Grant Elliott