Ivan Hinderaker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Ivan Hinderaker (29 April 1916 – 23 September 2007) was an American educator and academic administrator. He was chancellor of the University of California, Riverside from 1964 to 1979. He was the longest-serving chancellor of any UC campus. Hinderaker Hall at UC Riverside was named in his honor.[1][2]


Hinderaker was born in Hendricks, Minnesota. He was the son of Theodore Hinderaker (1884-1962) and Clara Gustava (Hanson) Hinderaker (1887-1972). He received his bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in 1938, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the Minnesota State Legislature from 1941-1942 and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946. After teaching one year at the University of Minnesota, Hinderaker joined the UCLA faculty in political science in 1949, eventually serving as department chair. In 1963 he was named vice chancellor/academic affairs at UC Irvine, where he served for one year until his appointment as chancellor at UC Riverside. [2][3][4][5]

Chancellorship at UC Riverside[edit]

Hinderaker became Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 1964. During Hinderaker's term, the UCR underwent a rapid of expansion of its facilities and curriculum. This expansion included the creation of the Biomedical Sciences Program, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and the Graduate School of Education. Hinderaker oversaw a massive expansion of UC Riverside's curriculum to include numerous professional programs geared toward engineering, medicine, and administration. Hinderaker endeared himself to students during the anti-war protests in the 1960s by inviting protestors into his office for coffee and doughnuts. Hinderaker and former UC Regent Phil Boyd pushed for construction of the carillon tower, a landmark on the UCR campus. He also fought for the UCR/California Museum of Photography.[2] [6][7]


  1. ^ Retired Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker Dies (University of California, Riverside)
  2. ^ a b c "In Memoriam Ivan Hinderaker". UC Senate. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ivan Hinderaker In Loving Memory 1916 - 2007". Hinderaker Family Reunion - 2008. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Representative Ivan Hinderaker, 1941-1942". Minnesota Legislature. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Former Hendricks Resident Ivan Hinderaker". Hendricks MN Pioneer. September 26, 2007. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hinderaker Hall". Life at UCR. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ David Kelly (September 25, 2007). "Obituaries: Ivan Hinderaker". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]