Funeral arrangements are set for a former University of Northern Iowa president.The funeral for James William “Bill” Maucker are scheduled for 11 A.M. Friday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home, also in Cedar Falls. Maucker died Tuesday at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls at the age of 92. He spent two decades at the helm of U-N-I, leading the school through extensive growth and two name changes from 1950 to 1970. During his tenure as U-N-I’s fifth president, school enrollment grew from 26-hundred students to nearly 95-hundred. Iowa State Teachers College became State College of Iowa, then the University of Northern Iowa. While serving as U-N-I’s president, Maucker received numerous honors, including a national award for his stance on academic freedom. Memorials may be made to the U-N-I Foundation or Nazareth Lutheran Church.
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