Bryce Jordan

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Bryce Jordan
Penn State University
Term 1983 – 1990
Predecessor John W. Oswald
Successor Joab Thomas
Born (1924-09-22) September 22, 1924 (age 89)
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
University of North Carolina
Hardin-Simmons University[1]

Bryce Jordan (born September 22, 1924) was the fourteenth president of the Pennsylvania State University,[2] serving from 1983 until 1990. Prior to that he served as interim president of the University of Texas at Austin from 1970 to 1971 and as first president of The University of Texas at Dallas from 1971 to 1982.[3]

During Jordan's tenure at Penn State, the university became the 11th member of the Big Ten Conference in 1990. Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center is named after him. His field of study is musicology.


  1. ^ "HSU Hall of Leaders - Henry Bryce Jordan". Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "BRYCE JORDAN (1983-1990) (Penn State Presidents Biography)". Penn State. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Award". University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. Retrieved 2009-03-31. [dead link]
Academic offices
Preceded by
Norman Hackerman
President of the University of Texas at Austin
1970–1971 (interim)
Succeeded by
Stephen Hopkins Spurr
Preceded by
Francis S. Johnson (interim)
President of The University of Texas at Dallas
Succeeded by
Robert H. Rutford