Johns, Walter Hugh

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Johns, Walter Hugh

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        1908 - 1985


        Classicist, Administrator, 1908-1985. Dr. Johns joined the University of Alberta in 1938 as a lecturer in classics. He developed an administrative career alongside his academic one, serving as assistant to the Dean of Arts and Science in 1945 and Executive Assistant to the President in 1947. He was Dean of Arts and Science from 1952 to 1957 and Vice-President of the University from 1957 to 1959. In 1959, Dr. Johns became the sixth President of the University of Alberta. When his term ended in 1969 he resumed his academic duties as professor of classics. Upon his retirement in 1973 he was named Professor Emeritus. Among Dr. Johnsþ many awards was the Order of Canada, which he received in 1978. In 1983 his long-term project, A History of the University of Alberta, 1908-1969, was published by the University of Alberta Press.


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