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Eugene Stanley, college evaluator for state


Eugene Stanley, retired director of a state higher education division that evaluated colleges and programs, died Friday of hepatitis at his home in Morgan Park. He was 75.

Services for Mr. Stanley will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Christian Center on the campus of Morgan State University.

He retired in 1980 after 13 years with the Division of Institutional Approval and Evaluation for the State Board for Higher Education. He dealt with the issue of designating Morgan a university rather than a college.

Mr. Stanley had been a consultant to colleges and was active in the Collegiate Division of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

He was on the Morgan faculty from 1950 to 1967. He was an assistant professor of education in charge of the student teaching program and acting chairman of the department before being named assistant academic dean.

The native of Rome, Ga., who was reared in Troy, Ohio, began his academic career after working as program director of the YMCA in Columbus, Ohio. He was dean of Savannah State College in Georgia for two years and earlier was an assistant professor and dean of men at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College.

Mr. Stanley was a graduate of Wilberforce University in Xenia, Ohio, where he was a member of the tennis and track teams. He earned a master's degree and did further graduate work at Ohio State University.

He worked with the National Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, was a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was a member of the Urban League.

His survivors include two sons, Robert Stanley of Washington and Dr. William Stanley of Freehold, N.J.; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Eugene Stanley Memorial Fund of the Morgan State University Foundation.

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