William Beaty Boyd

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William Beaty Boyd
President of the University of Oregon
In office
Preceded byRobert D. Clark
Succeeded byPaul Olum
President of Central Michigan University
In office
Preceded byJudson Foust
Succeeded byHarold Abel
Personal details
Born (1923-02-03) February 3, 1923 (age 96)
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Alma materPresbyterian College
Emory University
University of Pennsylvania

William Beaty Boyd (born February 2, 1923) is an American former academic administrator and professor. Boyd is an alumnus of Presbyterian College (BA 1946), Emory University (MA 1947), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. 1954). He is a former professor of history at Michigan State University and Alma College. He was also Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

Boyd served as president of Central Michigan University from 1968 to 1975 and the University of Oregon from 1975 to 1980.[2][3]


  1. ^ "William B. Boyd | Central Michigan University". Cmich.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  2. ^ "Past Presidents at the U of O". Journalism.uoregon.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  3. ^ "Guide to the Office of the President: William Beaty Boyd Records 1976-1980". Nwda.orbiscascade.org. 1975-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-18.