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Author Byrne, John Vincent, 1928- author

Title Undercurrents : from oceanographer to university president / John V. Byrne, President Emeritus, Oregon State University
Published Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2018
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Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; 1. The Early Years (1928â#x80;#x93;1947); 2. Hamilton College (1947â#x80;#x93;1951); 3. Columbia University (1951â#x80;#x93;1953); 4. The University of Southern California (1953â#x80;#x93;1957); 5. The Humble Oil and Refining Company (1957â#x80;#x93;1960); 6. Corvallis and Oregon State (1960â#x80;#x93;1966); 7. The National Science Foundation and Life in Washington, DC (1966â#x80;#x93;1967); 8. Chairman, Department of Oceanography (1968â#x80;#x93;1972); 9. A New School and a New Dean (1972â#x80;#x93;1976); 10. Joining the Universityâ#x80;#x99;s Administration (1976â#x80;#x93;1981); 11. The NOAA years (1981â#x80;#x93;1984)
12. The International Whaling Commission (1981â#x80;#x93;1985)13. Selecting a President for Oregon State University (1984); 14. Oregon State University President (1984â#x80;#x93;1995); 15. Looking Ahead: Long-Range Planning at OSU; 16. Academic Matters; 17. Intercollegiate Athletics; 18. Budget and Finances; 19. The Chancellor, the Presidents, and the Legislature; 20. Students, Faculty, and Staff; 21. Race and Diversity at Oregon State; 22. President Emeritus; 23. Whatâ#x80;#x99;s Best for the University; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary "Undercurrents recounts the life and career of John Byrne, who started as a geologist at an oil company and retired as president of a major land grant university. He came to Oregon State in 1960 as a faculty member, later becoming department chair, dean, director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and vice president for Research and Graduate Studies. Along the way, he took leave from the university to serve the US government, first as a program director for oceanography at the National Science Foundation, and later as the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, before returning to OSU in 1984 as its twelfth president. Undercurrents demonstrates on every page the curiosity, intellect, and humanity that made John Byrne successful as a scientist, educator, and administrator."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Byrne, John Vincent, 1928-
Byrne, John Vincent, 1928-
Oregon State University -- Presidents -- Biography
Oregon State University.
College presidents -- Oregon -- Biography
Oceanographers -- United States -- Biography
College presidents.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017054227
ISBN 0870719157