Dr. James C. Mills joins URANTIA Foundation as Trustee Emeritus

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Trustee Richard Keeler (left)
and Trustee Emeritus Jim Mills
at a meeting of readers in Phoenix,Arizona.

Long-time student and teacher of The URANTIA Book and friend of many of us, Dr. James C. Mills has accepted appointment as Trustee Emeritus of URANTIA Foundation. Dr. "Jim" Mills, a former Trustee, has a long and respected association with URANTIA Foundation and its affiliates and is a welcome addition to the Board of Trustees.

Jim was born in 1908 in Port Huron, Michigan. He received a Bachelor's degree from Albion College in 1931, a Master's degree from the University of West Florida in 1980, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1985.

During his lifetime, he has worked as a chemistry instructor, sales engineer, and Associate Professor of Philosophy. Dr. Mills is currently engaged in writing a book on the Philosophy of Religion.

Dr. Mills was a member of the "Forum" from 1951 until 1955, when it became the First URANTIA Society of Chicago. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the former URANTIA Brotherhood from 1955 to 1961 and the General Council from its inception until 1983. He was Chair of the Foreign Extension Committee and also served on the Education and Judicial Committees with Dr. William S. Sadler.

In 1958, Jim was elected Vice-President of the former Brotherhood and became President the following year after the death of Warren Kulieke. He also worked in the URANTIA Foundation offices during 1973 and 1974.

Jim is a member of the Florida and American Philosophical Associations as well as the American Academy of Religion, where he delivered several papers at both annual and regional meetings. In 1980, while attending Florida State University, Dr. Mills won the Southeastern Elder Scholar of the Year Award for students over 60.

Dr. Mills brings a good deal of ability and experience to the Board of Trustees, and we are all pleased that he has joined us. Welcome, Dr. Mills.

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