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academic administrator , language educator

Paul Lee Gaston, American academic administrator, language educator. Ordained minister Episcopal Church, 1990. Chair, board directors Ohio Learning Network, Ohio Lik; Member of National Association State University and Land Grant Colleges, Association Specialized and Professional Accreditors, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Gaston, Paul Lee was born on August 23, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Paul Lee and Ruth (Gooch) Gaston.

Education

Bachelor, Southeast Louisiana University, 1965. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1970.

Career

Professor English Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1969-1988, associate vice president, 1984-1988. Dean College Arts and Sciences University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1988-1993. Provost, executive vice president Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, 1993-1999.

Provost Kent (Ohio) State University, 1999—2007, board trustees, professor, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Ordained minister Episcopal Church, 1990.

Membership

Active in Episcopalian diocese of Lexington, since 1990. Fellow Society for Values in Higher Education. Member Association American Colleges Universities (board directors), Covington (Kentucky) Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: softball, hiking, calligraphy.

Connections

Married Eileen Margaret Higgins, June 29, 1968. Children: Elizabeth, Tyler Lee(deceased).

father:
Paul Lee Gaston

mother:
Ruth (Gooch) Gaston

spouse:
Eileen Margaret Higgins

children:
Elizabeth Gaston

Tyler Lee Gaston (deceased)