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University administrator

William James French, university administrator. LaRue fellow Advanced Study in Higher Education Administration, Kansas City Regional Council Higher Education, 1978; recipient William Jewell Citation of Achievement award, 1988.


French, William James was born on November 10, 1945.


Bachelor in History/Philosophy, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, University Missouri, Kansas City. Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1978.


Admissions counselor William Jewell College, Liberty, 1967-1969, coordinator alumni services, director alumni fund, 1969-1972. Director alumni services University Missouri, Kansas City, 1972-1973, assistant to chancellor, 1973-1980, interim vice chancellor for development, 1980-1981, vice chancellor university advancement, since 1981. Consultant Cloud L. Cray Foundation, since 1981.

Member advisory board United Missouri Bank Kansas City. Member advisory board Center Business Innovation University Missouri Kansas City.


Member executive committee Sister City Commission, Kansas city, 1988. Member Xian Sister City Committee. Member Mayor's Corps. of Progress, Kansas City.

Member community social needs analysis committee Kansas City United Way, 1983-1984. Board directors Wildwood Outdoor Education Center, since 1984, Cynthia O'Connell Foundation for Teacher Excellence, 1985-1986. Member resource committee Children's Mercy Hospital, since 1988.

Chairman resources committee Transitional Living Consortiium Board, since 1988. Member Council Advancement and Support Education, Council Urban Program Universities, National Society Fund Raising Executives, William Jewell College National Alumni Association (president 1981-1983).


Married Linda J. Wrench. Children: Mark, David.

Linda J. Wrench

David French

Mark French