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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.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering records

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 51-G-852
Overview Collection documents the founding and early years of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). It consists primarily of reports and other formal documents produced by the Center.

National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research publications

 Collection — Carton: 1-16
Identifier: 51-0-1123
Overview Technical reports and other publications issued by the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research at the State University of New York at Buffalo and by the successor organization Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.

Squire Hall Demonstrations records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 8-8-975
Overview The Squire Hall Demonstrations Records document student protests when the University at Buffalo converted the student union into a dental clinic for the Dental School, March 1982.

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.

Subject files, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration

 Collection
Identifier: 5-3-418
Abstract Subject files kept by the Office of the President, mainly during the administration of Robert Ketter.

Task Force records, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5-3-426
Abstract Records kept by Lawrence A. Cappiello, Assistant to the Executive Vice President, on the various Task Forces appointed by President Ketter in 1970. The task forces studied community relations, University governance, University organizations, University goals, and the University community. The records consist largely of Task Force reports; preliminary reports; and other material relating to the organization, operation, and selection of members of the various task forces.