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Ketter, Robert L., 1928-1989

 Person

Biographical Note

A member of the university faculty since 1958, Robert L. Ketter (1928-1989) served as the first chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President for Facilities Planning. During his tenure as President (1970-1982), he oversaw the construction of the new campus, strengthened the university’s research programs, and initiated international programs in Korea, Japan, and China. He was founder and first director of the university’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. Robert L. Ketter Hall, home of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, was dedicated in his honor in 1987. In 1988 Ketter was named SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
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State Comptroller's audit reports comments, Robert L. Ketter records

 Collection — Envelope: 1
Identifier: 5-3-1388
Abstract Small collection regarding reaction to the State Comptroller's Audit Report on the Administration of Federally Aided Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo, September 1, 1964 to June 30, 1970. Includes reaction to findings and recommendations regarding facilities, teaching loads, and status of teaching and graduate assistants. Also includes highlights of the audit report with findings, comments, and recommendations.