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Eugene S. Mills ’48

Eugene -MillsEugene S. Mills ’48 is former President of Whittier College and of the University of New Hampshire. He served as Earlham’s Interim President in 1996-97. After graduating from Earlham, he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees (in Psychology) from Claremont Graduate University in California. He taught Psychology at Whittier for 10 years before joining the faculty at the University of New Hampshire, where over the next 17 years he served as Chairman of the Psychology Department, Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Academic Vice President, Provost, and eventually as President. He has been active in professional and scholarly organizations and has served as a director and chairman of many educational and public service organizations. He helped establish at UNH the widely recognized Elderhostel organization and for 20 years served as a director and for six years as it chairman. He is currently a Director of the FEDCO Foundation, in Southern California. He is married to Dorothy (Dotty) Wildman Mills ’47. They are the parents of David and Sara. Gene Mills is a lifelong member of West Newton Friends Meeting in Indiana, and Dotty of West Richmond Friends Meeting. They maintain a home in New Hampshire.

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