Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Louis E. Plummer’s removal prompted R. Dudley Boyce (left), editor of the 1941 Torch annual, to dedicate the yearbook to Plummer, a move which almost got him expelled. Dudley (known as “Dud”) would make his father William T. Boyce proud by going on to graduate with a Ph.D. from Stanford, attend the Harvard Graduate School of Business as a naval officer candidate, and serve as a founding faculty member of Coast Community College from 1948 to 1957. From 1965 to 1976, Dudley served as the first president of Golden West College, overseeing the college as it grew from farmland into a full-fledged campus. In 1983, Dudley returned to the Golden West campus for the dedication of the R. Dudley Boyce Library and Learning Center, the first time a Golden West College edifice had been named for a person. Unlike his long-lived father, who lived to the age of 90, Dudley Boyce died in 1984 at the age of 62 after a series of heart attacks.
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