Harold F. Anglin graduated from Durant High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern State University and a master’s degree from Emporia (Kan.) State University. He earned hours for his superintendent’s certification through Oklahoma State University. He also served 11 years in the Oklahoma National Guard, from 1953 to 1964.
Anglin's first teaching assignment was to teach distributive education at Anadarko High School from 1964 to 1966. In 1966, he moved to Liberal, Kan., and taught distributive education at the high school as well as the vocational tech school. In 1971, the Kansas Department of Career Tech in Topeka hired him as assistant state supervisor for distributive education. His duties also included working with the Office of Education programs. He worked with the high schools, vocational technical schools and junior colleges. After the reorganization of the department, he was given the responsibility of allocation of federal funding.
In 1977, Anglin accepted the position of campus director at Northeast Technology Center's south campus in Pryor, where he served for five years. In 1982, he was hired as superintendent and served in that role for 16 years.
Prior to entering the education field, Anglin worked in several positions in an automobile dealership.
Anglin dreamed of Northeast providing the services needed to meet the needs of his district. He worked with business and industry partners to develop part-time classes to provide training for students who could not attend full time. He also worked with existing industry to provide training to upgrade employees. He worked with new industries to determine their training needs as well as community leaders to attract new industries to northeast Oklahoma.
Anglin saw the need to develop service for a portion of the district in southern Delaware County that was not yet a part of the system. With the help of Wilma Mankiller, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, a vote was called and overwhelmingly passed to bring the area into the district. Northeast received a $1.5 million federal grant as well as a $1 million state grant to build a new campus at Kansas, Okla.
After retiring, Anglin served nine years on the State Board of Career and Technology Education. He was proud to be a part of this board and the many great things it accomplished during his tenure.
Anglin was inducted into the CareerTech Hall of Fame in 2013.