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Dr. Bryce Jordan, UT Dallas’ First President, Dies at Age 91
University Added Undergraduate Programs, Buildings — Including Library, Student Union — During His Tenure

Dr. Bryce Jordan

Dr. H. Bryce Jordan served as UT Dallas president from 1971 to 1981.

Dr. H. Bryce Jordan, the first president of The University of Texas at Dallas, died April 12 in Austin. He was 91.

Jordan served as UT Dallas president from 1971 to 1981.

乔丹把大学的掌舵人仅仅两年后,校园成了得克萨斯州大学系统的一部分。迅速增长的机构,从50到215扩展了它的教师和任职期间从40到7000多增加学生入学。

UT Dallas offered only graduate degrees until 1975, when it began accepting juniors and seniors. Jordan awarded the first bachelor's degrees at spring commencement in 1976.

“I was not privileged to spend much time with Dr. Jordan, and mostly remember visiting him at his Austin home,” said Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, UT Dallas president ad interim。 “所有的故事,欣赏我从UT关于他达拉斯的教师同事听说立即在访问期间进行验证。他散发出的活力,快乐,参与,和我们交易有关的许多名人,他与在他漫长而杰出的职业生涯工作的问题和答案。他与画钦佩,爱戴和尊敬的人类特征的过剩福地“。

为战略思想称为一个有远见的学术和校园规划师,约旦制作所大学的第一个战略计划。该计划设想在艺术,人文和社会科学不俗表现的跨学科的校园,以补充该大学的科学和数学良好的声誉。

McDermotts and Bryce Jordan

玛格丽特和尤金·麦克德莫特看看计划在校园二期建筑,包括尤金·麦克德莫特库的模式,与博士。乔丹(右)。图书馆于1975年完成。

乔丹的任期内,学校经历了巨大的身体发育。几栋20世纪70年代开业,其中包括劳埃德诉伯克纳厅,塞西尔小时。绿色大厅,J。埃里克·琼森厅,hoblitzelle大厅, Eugene McDermott Library, the University Theatre, the Alexander Clark Center, the Student Union and the Visual Arts Building.

The School of Management was established in 1975, and has today become the University's largest school, offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. 

博士。罗伯特rutford,谁成功了乔丹作为总统1982年至1994年,说他的前身是从头开始建立一个世界一流的教师工具,连同他的学术事务的副校长,已故博士。亚历山大·克拉克,谁也担任代理大学校长乔丹离开后很短的时间。

“布莱斯留下了被设置为成长一所大学的传统,” rutford说。 “他总是很自豪他在达拉斯德州所做的工作。他和Alex做出的最大贡献是聘请世界一流的教师。没有他们,达拉斯德州不会是今天这个样子是。”

乔丹的其他许多达拉斯德州遗产之一是他对大学的标志的创作。该标识,由字母“UTD”与他们周围的框,在使用中保持最高。他也选择了大学的颜色 - 橙色和绿色。

乔丹离开达拉斯德州于1981年,搬到奥斯汀担任执行副校长兼首席运营官负责学术事务的UT系统。在1983年,他被任命为宾夕法尼亚州立大学的校长,他担任了七年的办公室。

Former UT Dallas President David Daniel, who left the University last year to become deputy chancellor and chief operating officer at the UT System, said he had the opportunity to meet Jordan on several occasions in Austin.

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左起:前总统博士。罗伯特rutford,博士。富兰克林珍妮弗,乔丹和约翰逊吉福德。 “布莱斯留下了被设置为成长一所大学的传统,” rutford说。 “他总是很自豪他在达拉斯德州所做的工作。”

“总裁乔丹是一个非凡的领导者和卓越的诚信,智慧,视野开阔,性格开朗的人。他非常有兴趣在达拉斯德州的进步。我最后一次跟他说话他的90岁生日之际,这是显而易见的,他密切地的骄傲以下大学的进步。”

乔丹出生七重峰22,1924年,在克洛维斯,新墨西哥和德克萨斯州阿比林长大。二战老兵,他获得了德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校的音乐学士和硕士学位,1956年从北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校接收历史音乐学博士学位之前。

他在肯塔基大学在马里兰大学音乐教授,后来离开在德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校,成为音乐系主任在1965年之前,他是学生事务,后来副行长 ad interim at UT Austin from 1968 to 1970.

Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 1978, said Jordan encouraged the University’s efforts to nurture the role of the arts on campus. 

“这是他带来了一个音乐家的心灵和情感早年大学的投资方式形成性与时代和谐与平衡的感觉非常重要,”说克拉茨,人文伊格纳奇和塞莱纳rockover教授。 “他曾经跟我说,一个重要的质量既音乐家,教师和管理人员是听别人的,不仅用心,而且同情的能力。他显示的质量,每次谈话,我可以跟他有记忆“。

Dr. Rainer Schulte, professor of arts and humanities and the Katherine R. Cecil Professor in Foreign Languages, became a member of the UT Dallas faculty in 1975 and experienced all of the Jordan presidency.

“布莱斯约旦完全理解创建一个新的大学,以满足21世纪的学术和教育需求的创新理念,”他说。 “他的优雅和背景的艺术和人文让他启动并实施新的教育理念,以满足有远见的机构的挑战。

"President Jordan facilitated an atmosphere that gave faculty, as well as students, the opportunity to follow their own creative instincts."

Jordan was preceded in death by his first wife, Jonelle Thornberry Jordan.

他由他的妻子芭芭拉奥斯汀,存活;他的女儿,朱丽ohlen,和她的丈夫,基思ohlen,科贝尔,得克萨斯州的;他的儿子克里斯托弗学家乔丹和他的妻子露西尔guinta - 贝茨,ST的。云,明尼苏达州;他的继子,格雷戈里即brueggebors,和他的妻子,凯利奥斯汀的;和六个孙子。
 

 

Memorial Celebration

A memorial celebration of Jordan’s life will be held in Austin this summer at a time and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites gifts in his memory to any of the following programs:

  • The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund at UT Dallas, for students in the creative and performing arts
  • The Doty Society at UT Austin
  • The Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Excellence Fund at Penn State University — Penn State University, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.
     

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].

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