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William Kenneth Payne

college president.

William Kenneth Payne, American college president.

Background

Payne, William Kenneth was born on August 23, 1903 in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert Turner and Mary Anne (Marsh) Payne.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College, Atlanta, 1923. A.M., Columbia (General Education Board fellow, 1926-1927), 1927. Graduate study, University of Minnesota, 1936-1939.

American Council on Education fellow, Collaboration Center on Child Development, University of Chicago, 1940-1941. Doctor of Letters, Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina., 1952.

Career

State Teachers College, Montgomery, 1927-1929. Organized Dunbar Junior College, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1929, dean, 1929-1937. Dean Georgia State College (now Savannah State College), 1940-1949, president since 1949.

Membership

Member of the board Boy and Girl Scouts of Savannah. Member board Frank Callen Boys. Member board directors Junior League Speech and Hearing Association.

Member National Education Association, Society for Advancement of Education, National Society for Study of Education, Academy of Political Science, American Association School Adminstrs., American Teachers Association, Georgia Teachers and Education Association, Georgia Committee on Cooperation of Teacher Education, Chamber of Commerce (director), Sigma Pi Phi, Omega Psi Phi. Mason (Shriner).

Connections

Married Mattie E. Beverly, February 22, 1928. Children: William K., Roselyn E. Dean Alabama.

father:
Robert Turner Payne

mother:
Mary Anne (Marsh) Payne

spouse:
Mattie E. Beverly

children:
William K. Payne

Roselyn E. Dean Ala Payne