Raymond L. Donovan (1930 - 1040)

xRaymond L. Donovan was a native of Minnesota. He became superintendent when the School of Agriculture was only four years old. It became Mr. Donovan's duty to build up the school. He was an excellent public relations person who was successful in cementing school-community relationships.

During his tenure several significant livestock research projects were initiated, including early work in artificial insemination of cattle and the development of inbred lines of swine and sheep. A program for the beautification of the campus was initiated with the help of horticulturist, Ted Weir. A heart attack in 1940 forced him to retire. He died in 1943.