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George E. Mills
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George E Mills, Assistant Professor of Education, retired from active faculty status as of October 31, 1981. He had an active career as an educator in school administration and as a consultant with the Bureau of School Services.

Dr. Mills received his A.B. degree from Western Michigan University in 1932, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Michigan in 1942 and 1968, respectively.

Dr. Mills came to the University with extensive public school experience. He served as a high school teacher in Gobles, Wayland, and Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a principal and director of instruction in Grand Rapids. He served as supervisor of curriculum and audio-visual services for the Kalamazoo Public Schools and as a special consultant with the State Department of Public Instruction in Lansing. Dr. Mills joined The University of Michigan in 1950 as a Lecturer in Education and left in 1951 to serve as assistant superintendent of the Dearborn Public Schools until 1958. He returned to the University in 1958 and served as a lecturer in the School of Education and as a consultant in the Bureau of School Services; he was promoted to assistant professor in 1970.

In addition to his instructional duties, Dr. Mills was involved in accreditation visits to Michigan high schools and as a consultant to local school administrators and boards of education. His areas of expertise included public school finance and school business management and he regularly taught graduate level courses in these areas. Dr. Mills served on numerous doctoral committees and was an active graduate level advisor. He was an active participant in professional organizations.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator for his dedicated service to The University of Michigan by naming him Professor Emeritus of Education.