Dr. Kennedy shared the concerns of his colleagues in higher education in the 1960s regarding the rising tide of student demonstrations, sparked by a new generation that demanded to be heard on matters ranging from dress codes to foreign policy. Cal Poly, although historically a fairly conservative campus, was no exception to this phenomenon.
Tolerance plus participation
Kennedy's tolerant but firm stance, together with increased student participation in governance, were responsible in large part for keeping the peace on the Cal Poly campus during this volatile time.
Throughout his career at Cal Poly he was a very popular and engaging educator, a leader, tirelessly dedicated to the students and their success.
1980 - 2010: Kennedy continues campus involvement.
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