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William Harvey Powell, American rehabilitation center administrator. Certified rehabilitation counselor.


Powell, William Harvey was born on August 10, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Vincent J. and Mary E. Powell.


Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Metropolitan Junior College Kansas City, 1965. Bachelor in Experimental Psychology, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1968. Master of Arts in General Psychology, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1976.

Postgraduate, Midwestern Baptist Seminary, 1971. Certified management training program, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1978.


Research associate Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1965-1968. Research assistant Kansas University Medical Center, 1971-1973. Youth development specialist Argentine Youth Services, Kansas City, 1971-1975.

Program coordinator Johnson County Mental Retardation Center, Overland Park, Kansas, 1975-1977. Executive vice president Class Ltd., Columbus, since 1977. Surveyor, consultant Commission Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities, Tucson, since 1986.

Instructor psychology Labette Community College, Parsons, Kansas, since 1985. Real estate broker, Columbus, since 1980.


President Cherokee County Health Department Advisory committee, Columbus City Council, since 1986. President Kansas Association Rehabilitation Facilities. Vice president Cherokee County Ambulance Association, 1983-1985.

Member administrative board, trustee Columbus United Methodist Church, 1981-1987. Vice president Labette/Cherokee Youth Crisis Shelter, 1983-1985. President Columbus United Fund, Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Council, since 1984.

Board directors Private Industry Council, since 1985. Member Columbus Economic Development Steering Committee, since 1986. Served to lieutenant United States Army, 1968-1971, Vietnam.

Member National Association Development Disabilities Managers (charter), Kansas Association Rehabilitation Facilities, American Association Mental Deficiencies, National Rehabilitation Counselors Association, National Association License Private Residential Facilities for Mentally Retarded, Columbus Chamber of C. (president 1986). Lodges: Lions.


  • Other Interests

    Racquetball, stamp collecting/philately.


Married Marilyn Lee McVay, December 23, 1968. Children: Mary E., John W.