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Helen Houser Popovich, American academic administrator.


Popovich, Helen Houser was born on November 19, 1935 in El Paso, Texas, United States.


Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, El Paso, 1955; Master of Arts, University Texas-El Paso, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1965.


Assistant professor to associate professor, associate dean, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1965-1978; dean, vice president, acting president, Winona (Minnesota) State University, 1978-1983; president, Florida Atlantic U., Boca Raton, 1983-1989; president, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1989-1994; university advancement officer, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, since 1994.


Board of directors Winona League of Women Voters, 1980-1982, Boca Raton United Way, 1983-1989, Medical Investment Trust Fund, 1985-1989, Research and Technology Institute, 1989-1994, Amerikam. Member Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul, 1980-1983. Vice president Grand Rapids Economics Council, 1991.

Member American Association Higher Education, American Association State Colleges Universities (board directors 1988-1993, secretary-treasurer 1990-1993), Grand Rapids Economics Club (vice chairperson 1991-1992, chairperson 1992-1993), Delta Kappa Gamma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married James E. Popovich, October 4, 1967 (deceased April 1976). 1 son, Peter Edward; married Donald G. MacConnel, October 14, 1984.

Donald G. MacConnel

James E. Popovich