Clarence L. Cole (1950 - 1956)
Clarence L. (Stub) Cole returned to North Central to become the seventh superintendent in December of 1950. He had served here as animal husbandman from 1929 - 1938 when he went to Michigan State University and later served as a farm manager in Michigan.
Dr. Cole was a dairyman and farm manager. This background was firmly expressed in the work that he promoted at the station. He made an analysis of the dairy research program and took steps to improve the herd to maximize production potential so that research results would be more meaningful. He remodeled several buildings and updated the machinery and equipment at the Station. During Dr. Cole's tenure, a forester was added to the faculty. This was a significant addition to the station's research program, since forestry had been neglected for over 50 years after Mr. Chapman left.
Dr. Cole left North Central in 1956 to become head of the Dairy Department on the St. Paul Campus. He later became head of the Department of Animal Science when the Dairy, Poultry and Animal Husbandry Departments were combined. He retired in 1970 and returned to Michigan where he died in 1985.