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Charldean Newell, Regents Professor Emerita

Charldean NewellCharldean Newell, 75, Regents Professor Emerita of public administration, died Nov. 22 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.

She retired from UNT in 2002 after 37 years on the faculty. She served as chair of the political science department, as associate vice president for academic affairs and as assistant to the chancellor for planning.

She was a mentor to hundreds of students and colleagues. Even after her retirement, Newell wrote textbooks, taught courses for the International City/County Management Association and served in a number of charity efforts. She was also the founding director of special projects for the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. She co-authored four books and more than 50 articles, chapters and monographs.

She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNT in 1960 and a master’s degree in government in 1962. She earned her doctorate in government from the University of Texas in 1968.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 1200 N. Elm St. in Denton. She specifically asked that her service contain “modest amounts of music” and “an absolute minimum of words, gestures and actions that create an emotional hardship for friends.”

Posted on: Wed 26 November 2014


John Huff at 5:02 pm on December 4, 2014

Dr. Newell was Chairman and

Dr. Newell was Chairman and approved my graduate studies in Political Science.

I respected and admired her.

John R. Huff Jr. UNT Alumni Loyalty Family Member.

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