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Linton E. Grinter

Retired Dean Emeritus of Engineering at the University of Florida
1984 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1923

Linton Grinter was honored for his commitment to excellence in teaching, research and educational administration. He was dean of three engineering graduate schools, vice president of two universities and director of research at two institutes of higher learning. He was president of the American Society of Engineering Education and chaired its study of engineering education technology. He wrote more than 30 educational and technical articles. 

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times