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Alan K. Campbell - Civil Service Commission Chairman

May 5, 1977 - January 2, 1979

Photo of Alan K. Campbell Born Elgin, Nebraska, May 31, 1923. A.B., Whitman College, 1947; M.P.A., Wayne University, 1949; M.P.A. and Ph. D., Harvard University, 1950, 1952; research scholar, London School of Economics, 1950-1951.

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director of the Summer School, Harvard University, 1950 to 1955; Professor and Chairman, Political Science Department, Hofstra University, 1955 to 1960; Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of the Metropolitan Studies Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1961-1968. Dean, Maxwell School, 1969 until January 1977; Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, February 1, 1977-

Federal Government service: Member, Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1967-1968; Member HEW's Urban Education Task Force, 1969-1970; Consultant, Division of Research Applied to National Needs, National Science Foundation, 1973-1974; Consultant, National Institute of Education on Research and Development Funding Policies of the Institute, 1975; Consultant, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1969-1977.

New York State service: Co-Chairman, Governor's Comptroller Accounting Improvement- Committee, 1960,1961; Deputy Comptroller for Administration and Research, 1960-1961; Chairman, State Democratic Platform Committee, 1962; Member, Temporary State Commission on the Revision and Simplification of the Constitution, 1965-1966; Member, Senator Robert Kennedy's Military Academy Selection Board, 1965-1968; Member, State Advisory Council on Continuing Higher Education, 1966-1968; Elected Delegate-at-Large to the New York State Constitutional Convention and Chairman of the Convention Committee on Home Rule and Local Government, 1967; Member, Herbert H. Lehman Fellowship Committee of the State Education Department, 1967-1968; Member, State Council of Economic Advisors, 1970 to 1974.

Nominated by President Carter to be a Civil Service Commissioner, April 5, 1977.
Confirmed by Senate, May 5, 1977.

Honors, awards (partial list):

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Whitman College, 1946;
  • Delta Sigma Rho (forensic honorary), Whitman College, 1946;
  • Volker Fellow, Wayne State University, 1948-1949;
  • Sheldon Traveling Fellowhip, Harvard University, 1950-1951;
  • Chi Chapter of Phi Epsilon Pi ·Community Service Award, 1963;
  • Walter D. Corking Memorial Lecturer, 1968;
  • Laverne Burchfield Award (Public Administration Review), 1969;
  • Alumnus of Merit Award, Whitman College, 1970;
  • Board of Trustees, National Academy of Public Administration 1971-1972;
  • Doctor of Laws Degree (honorary) Whitman College, 1972.
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