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Name: Hammond, Edward H.

Historical Note: Edward H. Hammond was born McAllen, Texas and grew up near Kansas City, Kansas.  He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Emporia Sate University in Kansas.  He then went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Columbia.  He served as Assistant to the Chancellor and President of Southern Illinois University for Student Relations from 1970 to July of 1972.  He then became the Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs from July 1972 to June 1973 before resigning from Southern Illinois University.  He also held administrative positions at the universities of Louisville, Seton Hall, Purdue, and Missouri before becoming president of Fort Hays State University from 1987 to 2014.  He is the longest serving president in the history of Fort Hays State University.  During this time, he married his wife, Mary, and had three children through their marriage.
Sources: "Meet FHSU President Edward H. Hammond," (accessed March 12, 2014).

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