In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Haven Quin Conard


In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Haven Quin Conard
Haven Quin Conard

Professor Emeritus Haven Quin Conard, who taught at Cal Poly Pomona for 33 years, died Nov. 7 at the age of 87.

Conard served as the chair of the Agricultural Engineering Department from 1946 to 1979. He enjoyed working with young people and was generous with his time. He balanced his technical engineering background with a practical, hands-on approach. In the fall of 1948, Conard was one of the three people — two professors and one administrator — who helped oversee the building of Cal Poly Universities' first Rose Float, “Rocking Horse,” for the 1949 Rose Parade.

Conard retired from Cal Poly Pomona in 1979.

“I considered Quin Conard to be one of the most remarkable individuals that ever passed my life,” said Ron Simons, associate vice president emeritus for Special Projects. “As a faculty member, he was always willing to take whatever time was needed to explain any situation. I honestly cannot recall one incident when I ever saw Quin upset or out of control. He was the master of decorum.”

Conard is survived by two daughters, Carol and Valerie.