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Dr. Wilford C. Burris

DR. WILFORD C. (W.C) BURRIS, Mead, OK. I am a retired educator, retiring as president of Western Oklahoma State College, Altus. My wife Joan Morrison is a housewife. We have one son, Jon Michael Burris and daughter-in-law, Cynthia of Edmond. We have two granddaughters, Aija Mikel, 15, and Kari Cierra Burris, 13. My hobbies are traveling and fishing. We are enjoying R.V. travel to South Texas and Colorado and living on Lake Texoma in Southeastern Oklahoma.

After graduation, I attended Cameron State College, earning an Associate of Science Degree in 1950 and attended South Western Oklahoma State University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1951.1 received a Master of Science Degree in 1957 from Oklahoma Stale University and my Doctor of Education Degree from OSU in 1968. I taught in Arnett and the Lawton school systems. From 1961 through 1971, I was Dean of Students of South Western Oklahoma State University and Associate Professor of Education and Psychology. I became president of Western Oklahoma State College, Altus in July 1971-1990, retiring from public education after 42 years. I will be attending this year's alumni celebration.

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