Emeritus Faculty Member Gene Atkinson Dies

October 23, 2008

Emeritus faculty member Gene Atkinson, 83, died Oct. 18 in San Antonio. A Houston native, Atkinson earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in education from UH, where he joined the faculty in 1957.

During his nearly 30-year university career, Atkinson served in various positions, including as associate dean of the College of Education, assistant dean of faculties in the office of the executive vice president and dean of faculties.

Atkinson was also the department of administration and supervision chair and director for the center for international education in the College of Education. He retired from UH in 1986 and was appointed professor emeritus of electronics.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the First United Methodist Church, Kerrville. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Fund, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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