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E. Dean Anderson ’36

E. Dean Anderson ’36, June 22, 1994, in Portland. He earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon in 1941 and a PhD in education from Oregon State University in 1954. He worked as a teacher and principal in the Portland School District from 1938 to 1946. From 1946 to 1948, he served as director of admission at the college and was also alumni secretary during that period. He worked for the Oregon State System of Higher Education from 1948 to 1955, when he joined the staff of Portland State University. He was assistant to the president of PSU until 1971, when he became vice president for university relations, a position he held until his official retirement in 1978. In 1974, he was appointed interim president of the University, serving for four months. From 1963 to 1978, he also served as the first executive director of the Portland State Foundation. After retiring, he was part-time special assistant to the president for a number of years. In 1988, he was again appointed executive director of the university foundation when it was under investigation for financial irregularities, serving for about one year. Anderson was active in civic affairs, serving at various times as president of the City Club of Portland, chairman of the Japanese Garden Society and the Emanuel Hospital Foundation, secretary of the Metropolitan Family Service Foundation, and a member of the board of the Volunteer Bureau. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1994

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