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Dr. Larry Dilley devoted the past 40 years to helping his students at Central master difficult subjects such as trigonometry and calculus.
The professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science began his career at the university in 1961 as an instructor in physics. He moved to the Department of Mathematics the following year, and spent the next four decades teaching a wide range of math courses, while moving up the faculty ranks. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1965 and became associate professor in 1971.
Throughout his career, Dr. Dilley served on a number of committees at the department, college and university levels. He also assisted with the Math Relays on campus and was a former sponsor of Kappa Mu Epsilon- Missouri Beta Chapter, an honor fraternity for mathematics students.
He was a member of various academic, professional and scholarly societies and was involved in the Mathematical Association of America.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics at Central in 1960 and his master’s degree in mathematics in 1961. He earned his education doctorate in mathematics at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 1990.