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Albert G. Huegli


Valparaiso University President, 1968-1978

Before becoming president, Albert G. Huegli served for seven years as the University’s vice president for academic affairs. Prior to coming to Valpo in 1961, he taught political science and history at St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan.; at Northwestern University; and at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Ill. He also served as Concordia Teacher College’s dean of students, academic dean, and director of the graduate division. Huegli received a bachelor of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; a master of arts from the University of Michigan; a bachelor of arts in education from Wayne University, and a doctor of philosophy in political science from Northwestern University.

During Huegli’s tenure, Valpo experienced its largest graduating classes — more than 900 for seven consecutive years — and its endowment climbed from $1.7 million to more than $10 million.