Former Shoreline Community College faculty member and trustee Samuel E. Kelly died due to congestive heart failure on July 6 at his home Redmond.
Born Jan. 26, 1926, in Greenwich, Conn., Kelly had a career in the U.S. Army before retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1966. While in the military, Kelly received BS and BA degrees from West Virginia State College and an MA from Marshall University.
After retiring, Kelly joined the faculty at Everett Community College and then Shoreline Community College. In 1970, he was named the first Vice President for Minority Affairs at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D from the UW in 1971 and became a tenured faculty member of the graduate faculty in the College of Education.
In 1981, Kelly was appointed by Gov. John Spellman to the Board of Trustees at Shoreline Community College.
In 1991, Kelly moved to the Vancouver, Wash., area where he worked at Portland OIC/Rosemary Anderson School and was an adjunct faculty member at Clark College.
The University of Washington will host a celebration of Kelly’s life at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 27, at Kane Hall on the UW main campus. At Kelly’s request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Samuel E. Kelly Endowment at the University of Washington; Friends of Portland (Ore.) OIC; or the Clark College Foundation