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Orval Lee Ulry

Feb. 13, 2007

Orval Lee Ulry, former head of what was known at the time as the Department of Teacher Education at Western Michigan University, died Dec. 9 in Westerville, Ohio. He was 89.

Ulry came to WMU in the late 1960s and served about five years at the University. His 40-year education career included posts as a high school teacher, superintendent, college assistant dean of education and deputy director of education for a U.S. embassy in India. He retired in 1979 from Western Illinois University as professor emeritus.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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