1949 to 1967: Moving Up
Masters at Stanford
After a one-year sabbatical, during which he completed his Master's in Journalism at Stanford University, Kennedy returned to Cal Poly to serve as the Public Relations Director and journalism professor.
McPhee recognizes value
Cal Poly President Julian McPhee recognized Kennedy's value to the campus and appointed him to Assistant to the President and later Dean of the Arts and Sciences.
In 1959 he was appointed the Vice President to both the Cal Poly campus at San Luis Obispo and Kellogg-Voorhis, during which he and his family relocated to the Pomona campus and he completed his Ph.D. in educational administration at the Claremont Graduate School.
In 1966, when the two campuses split into separate colleges, Kennedy returned to San Luis Obispo to serve as Vice President.
Senator Ted Kennedy during a 1962 campaign stop at Cal Poly. Pictured with Robert E. Kennedy and daughter Maridel.
Two Cal Poly students on a tandom bicycle near the Cal Poly entrance.
1968: Governor Ronald Reagan delivers the inaugural address at the Cal Poly campus. » Read more