Sealock, William E.
William E. Sealock was president of the Municipal University of Omaha from 1931 until 1935, when the university was foundering due to the Great Depression. He was the first president of the University of Omaha after the City of Omaha voted to take control of the university in 1930. He reorganized the university and required that new faculty have terminal academic degrees, which were not previously required at OU. He was a professed defender of academic freedom, but the chairman of the Board of Regents disagreed with the way power utilities were represented in his teachings. The Board of Regents declined to renew Sealock's contract in 1935. He committed suicide shortly thereafter.