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Stan Le Roy Wilson, American mass communications educator, county official. Named Outstanding Journalism Educator, California Newspaper Publications Association, 1978, Outstanding Community Leader, College of Desert Alumni Association, 1987, Journalism Hall of Fame, 1995; recipient Outstanding Community Service award Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 1995.


Wilson, Stan Le Roy was born on May 24, 1935 in Orange, California, United States.


Associate of Arts, Modesto Junior College, 1955. Bachelor, California State University, Fresno, 1958. Master of Arts, California State University, Stanislaus, 1966.

Doctor of Education, University Southern California, 1973.


Newspaper reporter, editor, Turlock Daily Journal, 1957-1960;news reporter, KYNO-Fresno, 1960-1961;assistant to executive dean, California State University, Stanislaus, 1961-1966;part-time professor journalism and radio-television, California State University, Stanislaus, 1961-1965;lecturer in mass committee, California State University, Fullerton, 1975-1976;professor mass committee, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, 1967-1995;department chairman committee, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, 1975-1981;member, Riverside County (California) Board Suprs., since 1995. Member academic advisory board telecommunications course WGBH-television, Boston, 1989-1990. Public relations consultant Medic-Alert Foundation, 1963-1964.

Speaker in field.


Member Palm Desert City Council, 1977-1995. Mayor City of Palm Desert, 1980-1982, 88-89, 93-94. Member Palm Desert Planning Commission, 1974-1977, chairman, 1975-1977.

Member Riverside County Transportation Commission, 1980-1997, chairman, 1982-1983, 86-87. Riverside Cities and County representative board directors, South Coast Air Quality Management District, since 1988. Chairman administrative committee, 1988-1991, chairman mobile source commission.

Vice chairman Riverside County Mayors' and Councilmen's Conference, 1986-1987. Advisory board Chapman College Residence Center, 1982-1988. Board directors Coachella Valley Counseling, 1982-1993, president, 1989-1990.

Board directors Valley Partnership, 1992-1995. Member Coachella Valley Association Governments (executive board 1979-1984, 88-89, 93—, chairman energy and environmental committee 1983-1984), American Legion, Coachella Valley Mexico American Chamber of Commerce, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (national advisory board 1987-1988), Society Professional Journalists (charter secretary Desert chapter 1976-1977), National Community College Journalism Association (president 19979-80).