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Lt. Col. Donald Campbell

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Lieutenant Colonel

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Favorite Quote:
Keep hope alive.

Birthplace

Born:
9/14/1935
Birth Location:
Elizabeth, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Lieutenant Colonel

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Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Keep hope alive.

Birthplace

Born:
9/14/1935
Birth Location:
Elizabeth
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Biography

Academic administrator and lieutenant colonel Donald Russell Campbell was born on September 14, 1935 in Elizabeth, Louisiana to Luvenia and John Estes Campbell. Campbell obtained his A.A. degree from Phoenix College in 1956. Upon completion of Phoenix College, Campbell received his B.A. degree in history and political science with a minor in speech and Spanish from Arizona State University. After graduating from college, Campbell married Elizabeth Hosley on August 20, 1960, and he had two sons, Derek and Darren. In 1961, Campbell attended the University of Arizona School of Law before withdrawing from the program one year later. Campbell was also awarded his Ph.D. in education administration, business and economics from Arizona State University in 1980.

Campbell continued pursuit of his education and served in a variety of roles throughout his career. Starting as a broker and partner for Webb, Williams, and Berry Realty in Phoenix, Arizona, he worked from 1956 to 1964 and began his military service in Europe during the “Berlin Build Up”. In total, Campbell devoted twenty-eight years of service to the Arizona Air National Guard. After his military service in Europe, Campbell returned to the United States and worked for the City of Phoenix in the Human Resources Development Department from 1966 to 1969. There, Campbell became the Director of the Concentrated Employment Program, a jointly sponsored pre-employment training program between the U.S. Department of Labor, the Phoenix Urban League and the Arizona State Employment Office. In 1972, Campbell worked for Arizona State University as the Director of the Center for Services to the Disadvantaged, and later, in 1975, as the Director of Community Services, where he specialized in coordinating special interest courses for the entire Arizona State University service area.

In 1982, Campbell was also elected to the Maricopa County Community College District Board. During his twenty -five years of service on the Board, Campbell served as the Governing Board President in 1987, 1996, 2001 and 2005. He also was elected Governing Board Secretary in 1986, 1995, 2000, 2004 and 2007. Campbell pursued other endeavors including service on the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, the Consortium of Black Organizations for the Arts, and the NAACP.

Campbell passed away on December 30, 2017 at age 82.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers his paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes the community of Elizabeth, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers segregation in Elizabeth, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes the sounds of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers his early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his family's move to Westlake, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers his father's death
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his family's move to Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes the Booker T. Washington School in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers the Matthew Henson Public Housing Project in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his grade school teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about his religious upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers picking cotton
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes the Mary McLeod Bethune School in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his move to Oakland, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his experiences in Oakland, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers his mother's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his older sister's family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers his return to Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers graduating from Phoenix Technical High School in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his college education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers meeting his wife, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers meeting his wife, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls the University of Arizona College of Law in Tuscon, Arizona
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell remembers joining the Air National Guard
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about integrating the Air National Guard, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about integrating the Air National Guard, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his U.S. military service in Europe
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls implementing the War on Poverty in the City of Phoenix
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes the War on Poverty
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls working at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about his children
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about the drug epidemic
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls serving on the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his work for the Roosevelt Elementary School District
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his election to the Roosevelt Elementary School District board
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls serving as an affirmative action officer in the Arizona Air National Guard
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls teaching at Arizona State University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his affirmative action training
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls serving on the Maricopa County Community College District board, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls serving on the Maricopa County Community College District board, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about the importance of education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his career in higher education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about his career in real estate
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell recalls his promotion to lieutenant colonel
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes his experience as an interim vice provost
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Campbell describes the Arizona Project ChalleNGe
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell talks about his board memberships
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Donald Campbell narrates his photographs