The regular monthly meeting of the University Place Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, November 13th, in Suite D-3 (next to the museum), Windmill Village (City Hall). Dr. George Mills will talk about “The University Place Story.”
The University Place story is a fascinating one, a tale of high octane promotion in very difficult times. The demise of the plan to locate Puget Sound University on the western slope left many University Place residents disappointed and the Puget Sound University in a challenging financial predicament. The scrapping of plans to locate the University there has left many asking, “Where is the university in University Place?”
George Mills has studied the history of the University of Puget Sound since 1980. He serves the University as its Associate Vice President for University Relations. His forty-two year career with the university has been dedicated to growing the University of Puget Sound from an outstanding local university to a nationally ranked liberal arts college.
George graduated from Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry and a Master of Science degree in biology. He completed his PhD in higher education history and administration at the University of Washington. His PhD thesis addressed the history of the University of Puget Sound with a focus on the relationship between the university and the United Methodist Church.
George lives in Tacoma with his wife, Nilmah. They have three grown children.
Dr. Mills presentation will be both informative and interesting, so this will be a UPHS meeting you won’t want to miss. As always, UP Historical Society meetings are open to members and non-members alike.