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Dr. Robert B. Kamm

Dr. Robert Kamm received a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 1940, M.A. in 1946 and Ph.D. in 1948 from the University of Minnesota, and an H.H.D. from Oklahoma Christian College in 1976. He also attended Oklahoma State University. From 1942-1946 he served as a naval aviation radar technician with the United States Navy. On July 10, 1943, he and Maxine Moen were married. Mrs. Kamm attended Oklahoma State University. The couple has two children, Susan and Steven.


Dr. Kamm began his career as a high school teacher.  He continued to progress in positions within educational universities until he came to OSU as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and vice president of academic affairs. He served in higher education as a professor, counselor, and administrator at OSU for more than 45 years, including service as President from 1966 to 1977.


Dr. Kamm served in a number of diplomatic positions which include: member of President Nixon’s commission on observance of the United Nation’s 25th anniversary in 1970 – 71, member of advisory board to the Institute on International Education from 1974 – 78, United States member of the executive board of UNESCO from 1976 – 77, and member and vice chairman of the United States delegation to the 19th general conference of UNESCO in Kenya in 1976.

Dr. Kamm was inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame in 2000 and served on the college's faculty. Though Robert and Maxine are deceased, their legacy will live on at Oklahoma State.

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