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UCSO Board of Trustees rename math classroom in honor of MSC Professor Greg Boyd

4/12/2019

During their meeting on April 11, 2019, University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) Board of Trustees dedicated a classroom lab to the memory of long-time Murray State College Math Professor Greg Boyd.

Previously known as Room 162, the lab was renamed in memory of MSC’s late math and computer science division chair who was killed in an automobile accident on March 22, 2019. 

“Greg was the kind of professor that every student needed and the kind of colleague we all relied on. He is going to be sorely missed,” said MSC Professor Kirk Rodden, a colleague and friend of Boyd’s for nearly a quarter century.   

Vice Chair of UCSO Board of Trustees Cynthia Jordan said “In his honor, the board would like to acknowledge and memorialize the math lab since it is one of the rooms that bears his stamp.” 

After dedicating the math lab classroom, trustees then approved a resolution officially dedicating the math lab to Boyd. In part, the resolution states: Greg Boyd was a dedicated instructor for Murray State College at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma from 1997 to 2019. Greg Boyd was a distinctive individual, a friend to all, and his presence at the University Center is irreplaceable. 

“As a colleague, teacher, leader, and friend, Greg Boyd will always be woven into the history and culture of Murray State College - both in Ardmore and Tishomingo.  He was an amazing person who enriched many lives both in and out of the classroom.  His influence lives on, but he is, without a doubt, missed by all at Murray State College," said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

In addition to leading the statewide Math Pathways Initiative, pushing for academic systems allowing students to take math courses suited for their specific majors, Boyd was greatly involved in planning and design of math classrooms in Ardmore’s new UCSO building.

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