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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 1 (Oct. 1964)

Glenn Pound is new Agriculture Dean,   pp. 25-26

Page 25

  The urge comes forth at odd times
and in all shades of the rainbow.
  These are the offbeat occurrences,
the breaks from routine. When you
have a community of close to 25,000
students, they are not welcomed,
but not unexpected either.
  Usually, however, the department
is concerned day-by-day with such
duties as these: Working to protect
the lives and property of students,
staff, and faculty; protecting prop-
erty ranging from cows to rare art
items; checking an average of 8,200
motor vehicles on campus daily;
providing bank escorts.
  A lake safety program on Lake
Mendota takes much time and ef-
fort. So do the continuous patrols
on campus and providing special
guards for visitors.
  Working with the Madison Police
Department, the UW      force also
handles the largest football crowds
in the state every autumn. Camp
Randall Stadium in Madison seats
over 60,000 fans, more than any
other athletic plant in Wisconsin.
  The UW department has a for-
malized firearms policy and definite
guidelines pertaining to arrest,
search and seizure which all person-
nel follow    carefully, Hamann
pointed out. The department's per-
sonnel and selection program are
ranked at the top nationally by the
National Association of College and
University Traffic and Security Of-
  The campus officers' training pro-
gram, much    copied  around  the
country, consists of 12 weeks of in-
tensive instruction. During an eight-
hour classroom day, potential UW
police officers dig down for heavy
study on such subjects as first aid,
water safety, constitutional and
criminal law, public relations, report
writing, driver training, firearms, de-
fense tactics, photography, liaison
with other agencies, the children's
code, accident investigation, pursuit
procedures, and more.
  Hamann, a veteran of service with
the U. S. Secret Service, the Detroit
Police Department, and the Wiscon-
sin State Crime Laboratory, earned
a B. S. at Michigan State University
in police administration and an M.S.
in sociology at Wisconsin.
October, 1964
pROF. Glenn S. Pound has been
    appointed dean of the College of
Agriculture following the resigna-
tion for personal reasons of R. K.
Froker, who had been dean since
  The appointment of a new dean
attracted a great deal of attention
because of the importance of the
position to the University, the State,
and Wisconsin farm leaders. When
Dean Froker's resignation was an-
nounced, there was active specula-
tion as to who the new dean would
be. A number of likely candidates
were mentioned and a great deal
of political undertone crept into the
speculation. Those mentioned as
possible candidates for the job
ranged from Henry L. Ahlgren, as-
sociate director of the University
Cooperative Extension Service who
was an adviser to Richard Nixon
during the 1960 Presidential Cam-
paign, to Willard Cochrane, former
economic adviser to Secretary of
Agriculture Orville L. Freeman.
  The naming of Prof. Pound was
viewed as a compromise selection
that would not unduly agitate those
who are on the right or the left of
the political fence. In most instances,
Prof. Pound's appointment was
favorably received.
  In commenting on the picking of
a new dean, President Harrington
noted that there were many faculty
members in the College of Agricul-
ture as well as people outside the
campus who were qualified for the
important position. "We have re-
ceived many communications sup-
porting and opposing particular can-
didates," he explained  and then
went on to emphasize the fact that
"There can be no other course than
to have a strong College of Agricul-
ture in this University. We want
the strongest possible leadership . ..
Glenn Pound represents our future
research, teaching, and outreach
  Prof. Pound is a widely-known re-
searcher in plant pathology who has
traveled extensively throughout the
world to study agricultural research
and institutional organizations. His
appointment, which took effect Sep-
tember 1, includes the titles Dean of
the College of Agriculture, Director
of the Experiment Station, and Act-
ing Director of the Cooperative Ex-
tension Service.
  The new dean came to Wisconsin
in 1940 as a graduate student and
received his Ph.D. here in 1943 in
plant pathology and botany. From
1943 to 1946 he was an associate
pathologist with the United States
Department of Agriculture in Wash-
ington where he worked on vege-
table seed production as a part of
the war effort.
  Prof. Pound returned to Wisconsin
in 1946 as an assistant professor of
plant pathology, was named associ-
ate professor in 1949, and full pro-
fessor in 1953. He became chairman
of the department in 1954. He has
held a number of key positions at the
        Glenn Pound Is
New Agriculture Dean

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