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Arnold M. Gallegos

Feb. 18, 2006

Arnold M. Gallegos, professor emeritus in education and professional development at Western Michigan University, died Nov. 26, 2005, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 76.

Gallegos served as dean of the College of Education from 1984 to 1990, when he returned to the faculty. He retired in 1994. Before coming to WMU, Gallegos was dean and professor of education at Northern Arizona State University. Prior to that, he was dean of the School of Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

During his career, Gallegos served as an expert on programmed instruction for UNESCO in Madrid, a member of an international team working with the Spanish Ministry of Science and a member of the coordinating board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. While at WMU, he served as president of the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities.

Gallegos earned a bachelor's degree from the University of the Americas in Mexico City, a master's degree from Fresno State College and a doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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