A. Kenneth Pye

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A. Kenneth Pye
Born August Kenneth Pye
(1931-08-21)August 21, 1931
New York City, New York
Died July 11, 1994(1994-07-11) (aged 62)
Lake City, Colorado
Cause of death Cancer
Resting place Durham, North Carolina
Education
  • University at Buffalo (B.A.)
  • Georgetown University (J.D.)
  • Georgetown University (LL.M.)
Alma mater
Occupation
  • Dean of Duke Law School
  • President of Southern Methodist University
Known for
  • Assuming the President role of Southern Methodist University six months after the NCAA banned the high profile SMU football program due to financial payments received by players from alumni boosters.
  • Restoring the Southern Methodist University football program to the Southwest Conference and revitalizing the university athletic programs.
Spouse(s) Judith Hope
Children Henry W. Pye

August Kenneth Pye (August 21, 1931 – July 11, 1994)[1] was the President of Southern Methodist University from 1987 to 1994.

Biography[edit]

August Kenneth Pye was born in New York City in 1931.[2] He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a B.A., and later received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Georgetown University.[2] While a student at Buffalo, he became a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.[3] He served as Dean of Duke Law School from 1968 to 1970 and from 1973 to 1976.[4] He served as President of Southern Methodist University from 1987 to 1994, when he resigned for health issues.[2] He died of cancer in 1994 in Lake City, Colorado.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  2. ^ a b c d The New York Times
  3. ^ The Buffalonian. Buffalo, NY: University of Buffalo. 1952. p. 104. 
  4. ^ Duke Law School
Academic offices
Preceded by
L. Donald Shields
President of Southern Methodist University
1987–1994
Succeeded by
R. Gerald Turner