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William Gregory Sawyer, American university dean. Named Top Professor, Mortar Board, 1987, 89, 91, 92, Outstanding Minority Alumni, University North Texas, 1991.


Sawyer, William Gregory was born on November 6, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of William Wesley and Betty Pride (King) Sawyer.


Bachelor in Communication and Theater/English, Mount Union College, 1976. Master of Arts in Organizational Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, University North Texas, 1986.


Teaching assistant, Eastern New Mexico U., Portales, 1977-1978;instructor communications, Amarillo (Texas) College, 1978-1980;instructor communications, Tarrant County Junior College, Hurst, Texas, 1982;assistant director basic communication, U. North Texas, Denton, 1980-1982;assistant director conference and facility services, U. North Texas, Denton, 1983;hall director, U. North Texas, Denton, 1983-1985;director intercultural services, U. North Texas, Denton, 1985-1986;assistant dean students, U. North Texas, Denton, 1986-1988;associate dean, U. North Texas, Denton, 1988-1990;dean of students, U. North Texas, Denton, since 1990. Consultant Sawyer Communications Cons., Denton, since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with H. Thomas Hurt) Communication Practices and Principles: A Participants Manual, 1981, revised edition 82. Contributor chapters to books.


Communications chair Multicultural Issues in Higher Education, 1987-1989. Member Texas Association College and University Student Personnel Administrators (vice president 1989-1990, president-elect 1990-1991, president 1991-1992, past president 1992-1993), Golden Key (advisor since 1987), Blue Key (chairman alumni committee since 1986), Alpha Lambda Delta (honorary), Gamma Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: weightlifting, football, racquetball, waterpolo.


William Wesley Sawyer

Betty Pride (King) Sawyer