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Iowa City IA 52242
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Former UI administrator M.L. Huit dies at 86
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- M.L. Huit, 86, who gave 32 years of service administering
student life at the University of Iowa, died Sunday, July 20 at University
Hospitals. The body has been donated to the University of Iowa.
Huit, of 626 Brookland Park Dr., came to the UI in 1946 as a counselor
to male students. He became dean of students in 1956 and took on the role
of ombudsman in 1973. From 1933-35 he taught in the Peking American School
in Beijing, China.
A native of Delta, Ohio, Huit's career at the UI was characterized by
an ability to empathize with students. He received a bachelor's degree
in history and political science in 1933 from Ohio Wesleyan University
and a master's degree in psychology in 1949 from the UI.
Survivors include his wife, Jane, and three daughters and five grandchildren.
Huit was president of the University's Triangle from 1959-60 and served
on the executive committee of the National Student Personnel Administrators.
He was a member of the Iowa State Historical Society, on the board of the
Johnson County Historical Society, a member of the Wesley Foundation Board,
the board of fellows of the University School of Religion and the American
College Personnel Association. He was an active member of Rotary International
and in 1995 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service from the
Memorial contributions may be made to the UI Foundation for the School
of Music, the Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter at the UI or the United Methodist
Church for the Wesley Foundation.