Services to Be Held for Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy Member Richard Stanley December 2

Memorial services for Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Richard H. Stanley (MS sanitary engineering) will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Stanley died Friday, November 17, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics following a brief illness.

A professional engineer, businessman, and world citizen, Stanley was Past Chair Emeritus of Stanley Consultants.  He also was Chair of the Stanley Foundation.  As Chair, he led a private operating foundation directed toward achieving a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on world citizenship and effective global governance. This is advanced through policy analysis and conference dialogue, and through communication and outreach initiatives. Stanley was also retired Vice-Chair of the Board of the HNI Corporation.

Stanley earned a masters degree in 1963 in sanitary engineering from the University of Iowa, and dual bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering from Iowa State University.

He also served as Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies, President of the Iowa Engineering Society, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa, Chair of the National Construction Industry Council, and Chair of the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

Throughout his career he served on the board of directors of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. A native of Muscatine, IA, Stanley's commitment to his hometown included serving as Director and Founding Chair of Unity HealthCare, the community's vertically integrated healthcare provider, and serving as the first President of the Board of Eastern Iowa Community College. He was President and Director of the Muscatine Health Support Foundation, which supports the development of the Muscatine area healthcare system, and was involved in numerous other church, community, and civic activities.

Stanley was awarded the Hoover Medal by the Hoover Medal Board of Award; the Distinguished Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies; the NSPE Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers; the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Tau Beta Pi; the Anson Marston Medal from the College of Engineering of Iowa State University; the Herbert Hoover Centennial Award from the Iowa Engineering Society; The Distinguished Alumni Award and the Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award from Iowa State University; and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Iowa Alumni Association.  In conjunction with The Stanley Foundation work, he has received the Harry S. Truman Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Award for Citizen Diplomacy from the National Council for International Visitors.

Richard H. Stanley