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Robert S. Parker ’48

Robert Parker ’48, February 5, 2001, in Portland. He earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1950. In 1950–59, he worked for the Bonneville Power Administration, Kaiser Aluminum, and Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle. He returned to Reed in 1959 to serve as director of alumni relations, and in 1963 was appointed director of campus facilities, supervising an extensive building program that was underway. In 1966, he became assistant coordinator of the urban planning assistance program at the University of Oregon, and in 1971, he joined the Center of Oregon for Research on Behavior of Educationally Handicapped, where he supervised programs that worked with children and adults with learning disabilities. He joined the Reed staff again in 1975, when he was appointed director of administrative services. He retired in the early ’80s but continued to be involved in Reed activities through the alumni association. Survivors include his wife and a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2001

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