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Communications educator

William Ray Mofield, American Retired communications educator ( art: perf., Retired)communications educator.


Mofield, William Ray was born on July 3, 1921 in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. Son of Kelzie E. and Zela (Irvan) Mofield.


Bachelor of Arts, Murray State College, 1943. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy., Southern Illinois U., 1964.

Doctor of Laws, Idaho Christian College, 1962. M.Janie Belle Bloomingburg, July 24, 1953;Annual.


Teacher Vienna (Illinois) High School, 1944—1945. Stringer Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1945—1964. With WPAD-AM-FM, Paducah, Kentucky, 1945—1959.

Sportscaster Ashland Oil Network, 1946—1959. Radio-television management consultant, since 1945. Manager WCBL-AM-FM, Benton, 1959.

Director academy affairs radio-television department Southern Illinois University, 1959—1964. Executive president Murray State University, Kentucky, 1964—1968, chairman department communications, since 1968. Manager WPAD-AM-FM, 1959.

Alternate member Kentucky Commission Higher Education, since 1965. Member national alumni board Southern Illinois University, since 1980, vice president, since 1982. District professor Murray State University, 1987, professor emeritus, since 1991.

Board directors to Association, Paducah, Kentucky, 1956—1959. Commissioner Boy Scouts American, 1965, since 1966, board directors, since 1965, Benton Hospital, Kentucky, Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville. Served United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1943, served Grand Marshall 143d Day parade, 1987.


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1943. Member National Association Broadcasters, American Society Disk Jockey Newscasters and Sportcasters, Kentucky Broadcasters Association, International Radio and television Society, Kentucky Education Association, Southern Illinois U. Alumni Association (national president 1983-1984), Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Phi Gamma, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Kappa Alpha, Sigma Beta Gamma. Member Church of Christ.

Club: Rotary (president local club).


Married Janie Belle Bloomingburg, July 24, 1953. 1 child Ruth Annual.

Kelzie E. Mofield

Zela (Irvan) Mofield

Janie Belle Bloomingburg

Ruth Annual Mofield