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An individual with three degrees from Central, Dr. Robert G. Boyd has retired as university registrar and director of student records emeritus after 34 years.
Boyd earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Central in 1957, a master’s degree in education in 1960, and an education specialist degree in 1966. He received his doctorate in education at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, in 1973.
After completing his baccalaureate program, Boyd became a high school science teacher in Platte City. He spent a year there, then moved on to Adrian where he taught high school science for a year and was principal for two years.
Boyd came to Central as an academic advisor in 1961. He served as college registrar from 1963 to 1973, and associate dean of admissions and registrar from 1973 to 1984. He became university registrar and director of student records in 1984, a position he held until his retirement.
While at Central, Boyd chaired the Commencement Committee, helping to change the format so the event was more personalizes for students. He also served as chair of the university task force that recommended obtaining and implementing a new “degree-audit” system for students.
Boyd was involved in numerous other campus groups, including the Professional Staff Council, Faculty Council, Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Exceptions Committee, Academic Standards Committee, and Space Utilization Council.
His retirement plans include spending more time gardening, fishing, travel and playing the piano. He will also spend more time with his wife, Marilyn, and six children, Alan, Doug, Kathy, Marilyn, Neta and Phil.