Former EWU President Frederickson passes away
He led the transformation of Eastern to a university, the elevation of athletics, Spokane expansion
July 30, 2020
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Dr. H. George Frederickson, the lightning rod president who oversaw the transformation of Eastern Washington State College to Eastern Washington University, passed away July 24 at his home in Lawrence, Kan. having just recently turned 86.
Frederickson, a 1961 graduate of Brigham Young University, and who earned his master's in public administration from UCLA and a doctorate down the road at USC, was chosen to replace Emerson Shuck who had served Eastern Washington State College between 1967 to 1976.
Frederickson, who served at EWU for a decade starting in 1977, also fought...