Langston University’s former president, icon dies

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Langston University’s former President, Ernest L. Holloway, died Saturday after battling stomach cancer in Texas. He was 81.

Holloway became the university’s 14th president in 1979 and was apart of the university in some aspect for more than 40 years at the school in a variety of positions. No other president has served longer than Holloway at Langston.

Holloway, who retired in 2004, served Langston as a registrar, a professor, vice president of administration and dean of student affairs. He spent a total of 43 years in education, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in  1999.

Holloway is survived by sons Ernest Holloway Jr., of Beaumont, Texas Norman Holloway, of Kansas City, Mo., and Reginald Holloway, of Richmond, Texas.

Funeral services are tentatively slated for Friday, December 30th, at 11:00a.m. in the C.F. Gayles Gymnasium on the Langston University campus. Burial will follow at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie.


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