Gordon F. Allen
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Gordon F. Allen (1908–1973) was a professor and administrator at the State University of New York at Brockport. He was born in Gainesville, New York and received his bachelor's degree from Houghton College, his master's degree from Cornell University and his doctorate from the University at Buffalo. Prior to moving to Brockport, he contributed to education in New York State at high schools in Groveland and Cuylerville and at Brighton High School as teacher, coach and principal.
Allen served the College and University communities for more than 23 years, rising through the academic ranks to Professor of Education, Chairman of the Department of Education and Psychology, Dean of the College, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting President. He is remembered as an administrator whose executive ability inspired the confidence and trust of his colleagues and who personified the intangible values of personal integrity, loyalty and professionalism.
Allen had 2 children, Christopher and Douglas. He also had 4 grandchildren. Shawna, Jeffery, and Matthew (Christopher) and Devin (Douglas). Allen died in 1973.
Allen Administration Building
The Allen Administration Building at Brockport was named after him.