Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Dr. Harry Lynn Sheller (1904-1984) served for nineteen years (1950-1969) as Director/President of Fullerton Junior College, longer than any other community college president in California history. Forced to retire under the District’s compulsory retirement policy, Sheller had served the District for 35 years as a teacher, professor, and counselor. Sheller oversaw FJC’s building expansion in the 1950s, and in 1959, launched a “Get Tough” grades policy which called for junior college students to make a C-minus grade average during the first semester or go on probation the following semester. Students who failed to raise their grades during the second semester were dismissed. The 1950s were relatively calm years for Sheller, but he frequently clashed with students and faculty during the turbulent 1960s.
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