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Bishop Malcolm W. Coby


Bishop Malcolm Winslow Coby was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1946. He received the B.S. in Education (1968) and the Master of Education (1970) from the University of Central Oklahoma in Special
Education (Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities). After teaching in the public schools of Oklahoma City, he launched his college teaching career in 1971 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

He was one of the first African Americans to teach at Southwestern and the first at the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma in 1974. He received the Ph.D. in Education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma (Emotional Disturbance major) in 1976. He returned to his alma mater, University of Central Oklahoma, in 1976. He rose to the rank of full professor in 1990. He is also the first African American to hold that academic rank in the College of Education in the history of the university. He retired from UCO in 1997 with the rank of Professor Emeritus of Education. He recently received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He has received numerous awards including Outstanding Young Man in America in 1980 and served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Handicapped Concerns.