James W. Maucker

36MA, 40PhD Service 1970


James W. Maucker served as president of the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls for 19 years and, during his administration, that institution achieved university status and its enrollment grew from 2,688 students to nearly 10,000.

Dr. Maucker, who received an MA degree from the University of Iowa in 1936 and a PhD in 1940, has held numerous positions of leadership in professional organizations including: membership on the board of directors and various committees of the American Council on Educational; past chairmanship of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and Professional Standards, and presidency of the Iowa Association of College Presidents.

Dr. Maucker was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Organization for European Economic cooperation, Kungalv, Sweden and, in 1968, received the American Association of University Professors' tenth Alexander Meiklejohn Award for outstanding contribution to academic freedom by a university administrator.

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