2015 In Memoriam
Edgar Boone established and chaired the Department of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University in 1963. He developed and validated a systems-oriented programming process that is being used by adult educators in 43 states and 34 other countries in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating adult education programs.
James Danglade was Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Public Service and Director of Summer Sessions at Ball State University. He was responsible for directing the university's off-campus credit programs including those by distance education technologies which are made available statewide in Indiana as well as nationally and internationally.
Brian Groombridge’s professional contribution as an adult educator spans an unusually comprehensive range of roles as a student, tutor, program organizer, center principal, researcher, broadcaster, communication pioneer, academic and, in retirement, active citizen. His career included spells as a researcher and deputy secretary of the National Institute of Adult Education, head of Educational Program Services of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, professor of Adult Education and director of the Department of Extra-Mural Studies at the University of London.
Ellen Ironside's legacy resides in the context of many roles. As an adult student, she brought visibility to the concept of older-than-average learners, helped to develop an adult student organization, and served as a role model for late participation in doctoral study and a career in adult education. As Dean of Continuing Education at Meredith College, where she served for ten years until her retirement, she brought adult education into the mainstream of this traditional liberal arts institution.
Glenn S. Jensen
Glenn S. Jensen was a founding father of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education and is recognized for his contributions to the national and regional associations. He was the second Executive Director of the Adult Education Association in the United States from 1959 to 1963 and later served as its President.
Over the last 35 years, Benjamin Massey has served on the faculty at several universities and as Associate Dean of Students at Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of the Far East (Tokyo) and European (Heidelberg) Divisions of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) before becoming its Chancellor in 1978 and President in 1988.
Leon Y. McGaughey
For more than 40 years Leon Y. McGaughey has been a distinguished leader in the development and implementation of Army adult and continuing education programs and services. Through his lifelong commitment to the principles of adult and continuing education, he led the Army to provide relevant educational opportunities to its soldiers. Dr. McGaughey played a key, long-term role in Army planning, development, budgeting, and operations of education programs and services.
In 1993, Craig Oliver became the first Dean of the newly formed College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland at College Park and concurrently served as the first Dean for Continuing Education and Summer Studies. Following this assignment, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and, in July, 1996, assumed the role as Acting Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.