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William Edwin Brattain, American university administrator. Recipient Pat Morley award National Association Campus Activities, Founders award National Association Campus Activities.


Brattain, William Edwin was born on April 7, 1938 in Noblesville, Indiana, United States. Son of John Max and Monti (Montgomery) Brattain.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1960. Master of Science with honors, Indiana University, 1962. Doctor Recreation, Indiana University, 1967.


Assistant superintendent recreation, Indiana Department Park and Recreation, Bloomington, 1963-1964;director College Union, Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana, 1964-1967;assistant director Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1967-1971;assistant vice president student services, Western Illinois U., Macomb, since 1971;executive secretary Bureau Cultural Affairs, Western Illinois U., Macomb, since 1971;coordinator pop concerts, Indiana U., Bloomington.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Administration of College Unions and Campus Activities, 1981. Contributor articles to professional publications.


It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Trustee Carl Sandburg College, since 1977, president, 1979-1981, 88-89. Co-chairman McDonough County United Way, Macomb, 1985-1986. Member Association Performing Arts Presenters (board directors 1979-1982, Dawson Management award), Association College Unions (international member-at-large 1986-1988, member executive committee), Illinois Arts Alliance (board directors), Illinois Arts Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, walking, traveling.


Married Jacquie Hancock, April 3, 1960. Children: Cindy Brattain Ramsey, Nancy Jane, Jenny Corrigan.

John Max Brattain

Monti (Montgomery) Brattain

Jacquie Hancock

Cindy Brattain Ramsey Brattain

Nancy Jane Brattain

Jenny Corrigan Brattain