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Richard L. Burns papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 16, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSF 51

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one article: "Various Predictors of Academic Successes and their Application in Admissions and Counseling at Purdue University," Office of Admissions, Purdue University, 1964, by Richard Burns, Harland W. White and S. Edgar Wirt.

Dates

  • 1964

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Richard (Dick) Leo Burns was born in 1932 in Carroll, Iowa. He died on October 21, 2017 due to unexpected heart failure.

Burns was born and raised in Carroll, Iowa, where he was an award winning high wchool athlete in wrestling and football. He attended Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology.

In 1961 he married Rose Marie Dolan. Rose and Dick have one daughter and son-in-law, Meghan and Thomas Williams of Indianapolis, Indiana, and a granddaughter, Kelly Williams.

In 1963 he earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Counseling. Burns worked for several years in the Admissions office at Purdue and for the College Board on a study conducted in Indiana. In 1980 he received a Master of Business Policy degree, a two-year executive degree program from the Columbia University School of Business.

Burns worked for the Educational Testing Service for nearly 35 years and retired in 1999. He was appointed a vice president in 1975, taking over all of the higher education programs at ETS. In 1980 he moved to direct the Center for Occupational and Professional Assessment (COPA). In 1987 he became a senior development leader and coordinated the development of several new products for ETS. Just prior to his retirement he spent four years leading a major reengineering project to totally modernize the test development approach and the software to support it.

Burns was an active member in his parish, Sacred Heart Church in Trenton, New Jersey. He had worked on several consulting projects with non-profit groups for the Executive Service Corps. Burns was also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C.
Source: Obituary. Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA. October 31, 2017. /www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/obituaries/20171031/richard-l-burns>

Extent

0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Other Descriptive Information

http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/index.php?id=43

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folder and box.
Title
Richard L. Burns papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Amanda Rumba and Archives Staff
Date
2020-04-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-06-06 by Archives Staff.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-09: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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