Bio: Boylan, Kenneth W. WSU-Stevens Point Retiree – 1971)


Surnames: Boylan

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 Apr 1971

A farm boy from Clark County who arrived as a freshman at the Stevens Point Normal School 51 years ago, and later became a faculty member at the institution, will retire this spring.

A native of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), Kenneth W. Boylan spent his early life in the northern part of Clark County and was graduated from Withee High School in 1918. After working for his father on the family farm for two years, he enrolled at the normal school.

Boylan received a three-year certificate at Stevens Point in 1923, then went to the University of Minnesota to secure a Bachelor's degree. He later won a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and did additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University.

From 1936 tp 1967, Boylan was chairman of the mathematics department on campus, a period when his department's faculty increased about 500 percent.

As a student he was at Stevens Point when it was a normal school, and as a faculty member he saw it evolve from a state teachers college to state college and finally to university.



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