Former college president passes away

SAN MARCOS — Dr. Frederick R. Huber, the fifth superintendent/president of Palomar College, died June 22 at the age of 94.
Dr. Huber was superintendent/president of the Palomar Community College District from Aug. 17, 1964, until his retirement on June 30, 1977. During his tenure, Palomar College more than doubled in size in the number of students, staff and faculty.
After his retirement from Palomar College, he remained very involved with the college through a number of organizations, including the President’s Associates, the Palomar College Foundation, and the Palomar College Retirees’ Association.
“It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Dr. Fred Huber,” said President Deegan, Palomar College superintendent/president. “His dedication and commitment to educational excellence is a legacy to the campus and the community.”
Dr. Huber was well respected by faculty and staff, and upon his retirement was honored by Palomar College’s classified staff with a tree planted on campus as a living memorial in his name. According to a statement from the Palomar College Faculty Senate at the time of his retirement, “he (Dr. Huber) is commended for his 13 years of excellent service to Palomar College, his policy of open communication and easy accessibility, and for creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.” The Palomar College faculty also honored Dr. Huber with Administrative Emeritus Status.
Dr. Huber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Science from the UCLA, as well as a Master of Arts degree in English and Education and Doctor of Education degree from UCLA. He also earned a Secondary Teaching Credential, Life Diploma and Secondary Administration Credential, Life Diploma.
Prior to coming to Palomar College, he was superintendent/president at Monterey Peninsula College. He also served in administrative positions at Palo Verde College and Orange Coast College. His extensive résumé included 24 years of teaching experience in California public schools.

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