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Dr. Richard Lee Featherstone

Dr. Featherstone graduated from Ohio State University in 1954 with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Dick became a teacher, a profession through which he discovered his lifelong love of and commitment to excellent education. For 31 years, Dick dedicated himself entirely to enriching the lives of his students and colleagues and improving the quality of education. He worked in many capacities as a professor, department chair, superintendent, and university administrator.

In 1960, Dick came to Michigan State University as the assistant dean for Continuing Education and Off-Campus Affairs. He worked in that capacity until 1967, when he was selected chairperson of the Department of Administration and Higher Education. Following a sabbatical leave in 1971, Dick resumed professorial duties in the department until he joined MSU's Office of Planning and Budgets in 1983.

In 1984, Dick was presented with the College of Education Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Award for his exceptional contributions to graduate education.

Dick retired from the University in 1985, after 25 years of service. Even though officially retired, Dick continued to encourage, support, and mentor the many students and professionals whom he influenced throughout his life.

Dick Featherstone died on June 9, 1986.