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educator , university official

Harvey Shelton Lewis, American educator, university official. Recipient Outstanding Teacher award University Mississippi, 1977.


Lewis, Harvey Shelton was born on August 6, 1938 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Willie Fred and Mozelle (Peden) Lewis.


Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, University Arkansas, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arkansas, 1966.

Graduate, School Banking South, Louisiana State University, 1969. Graduate, Senior Bank Officers School, Harvard, 1973.


Member faculty Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, 1965-1973, associate professor finance, 1966-1968, professor, head department finance and insurance, 1968-1973. Professor economics and banking, head chair banking University Mississippi, University, 1974-1977, chairman senate of faculty, 1978. Director, member faculty Mississippi School Banking, 1974-1977, vice chancellor, professor economics and banking, 1977-1981, executive vice chancellor, 1981-1983, executive vice chancellor Development Foundation, interim president, 1983, vice president administration and development, since 1984, professor finance, since 1984.

Board directors, secretary, president Northern Mississippi Environmental Education Consortium, 1979-1983. Partner Mid-South Consultant and Research Associates, Starkville, Mississippi, 1965-1973. Instructor American Institute Banking, Corinth, Tupelo and Starkville, 1968-1973.

Member faculty School Banking of South, Louisiana State University, 1970-1977, Arkansas School Banking, 1975-1977. Visiting professor finance University Arkansas European Graduate Programs, 1973.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Board directors Sand Creek Water Pollution Control Association, Wesley Foundation, Mississippi State University, 1969-1973, University Mississippi, 1974-1977, Oxford-Lafayette County United Way, 1980-1982, Starkville United Way, since 1983. Member board pensions North Mississippi Conference, United Methodist Church, 1977-1983. Executive committee Swayze Foundation, 1980-1981, Mississippi Economic Council, 1981.

Member Mississippi Economic Council (director 1980-1981), East Mississippi Council (charter member), Ozark Economic Association (president 1967-1968), American, Southern finance associations, Finance Management Association, Finance Executives Institute, Newcomen Society North America (Mississippi committee), Mississippi 4-H All Stars (life), Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of C. (director 1980-1983), Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce (director since 1983), Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha. Lodges: Lions (president Starkville 1972-1973, vice president Oxford 1975-1976), Rotary (board directors Starkville 1984).


Married Di Ann Bartee, June 2, 1961. Children: Jon Brian, Lauri Ann, Heather Annual.

Willie Fred Lewis

Mozelle (Peden) Lewis

Di Ann Bartee

Jon Brian Lewis

Lauri Ann Lewis

Heather Annual Lewis