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Dr. W. Max ChambersDr. W. Max Chambers

President of Central State College (1949-1960)

 

Biographical Information

  • Born July 8, 1892 in Toronto, Kansas
  • Married Okye E. Green in 1917. They had one daughter. Mrs. Okye Chambers passed away in 1969. Mr. Chambers later married Myrna Chambers.
  • Died June 24, 1982 in Edmond, Oklahoma

Education

  • 1914 Received a Life Certificate in Education from then Central State College
  • 1915 B.S. Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • 1921 B.A. University of Oklahoma
  • 1922 Attended Harvard Law School
  • 1923 Studied law at the University of Oklahoma. Admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar by examination
  • 1929 M.S. University of Oklahoma
  • 1930- 1934 Attended summer courses at Columbia University
  • 1936 Attended summer courses at Columbia University
  • 1937 Professional Diploma for School Administration from Columbia University
  • 1948 Ed.D. Colorado State College of Education (Now University of Northern Colorado), Greeley, Colorado

Employment

  • 1915 - 1917 Coach and teacher at Cushing High School, Cushing, Oklahoma
  • 1917 - 1919 Principal of Cushing High School, Cushing, Oklahoma
  • 1919 - 1923 Superintendent of Schools at Newkirk, Oklahoma
  • 1923 - 1928 Superintendent of Schools at Perry, Oklahoma
  • 1925 - 1927 Summer faculty member at then Central State Teachers College
  • 1928 - 1931 Superintendent of Schools at Sapulpa, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Summer faculty member at the University of Tulsa
  • 1931 - 1949 Superintendent of Schools at Okmulgee, Oklahoma
  • 1949 - 1960 Named President of then Central State College in June 1949. Retired as President of Central State College in July 1960
  • 1949 Summer faculty member at the University of Oklahoma

Awards and Affiliations

  • Member of Phi Delta Kappa
  • Chairman of the Okmulgee Advisory Council
  • Member of the Methodist Church
  • 32nd Degree Mason
  • Rotarian (President of the Okmulgee Rotary Club)
  • Life Member of the Central State College Alumni Association
  • Vice President of the Oklahoma University Alumni Association
  • Recipient of the Oklahoma Mental Health Award
  • Member of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Member of the Oklahoma Education Association
  • President of the State Congress of Parents and Teachers of Oklahoma
  • Vice President of the Oklahoma Association for Mental Health
  • National Curriculum Society State Representative
  • Member of the National Council on Education
  • Member of the National Board of Managers for the Congress of Parents and Teachers
  • Oklahoma Representative to the National Commission for the Defense of Democracy Through Education
  • Member of the Oklahoma Textbook Commission
  • Regional Visitor of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Member of the Commission for the Selection and Improvement of Teachers for the State of Oklahoma
  • 1960 Executive Director of Senior Citizens, Inc.
  • 1958 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1953 Winner of Central State College's Distinguished Former Student Award
  • 1945 - 1949 State Director of the National Education Association
  • 1935 Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor