Dr. Raye H. Conrad

Raye H. Conrad joined the faculty of The College at Brockport in 1945 as a professor of psychology in the General Education Program. He served as coordinator of field services, dean of students, director of elementary and secondary education, and dean for certification programs. He initiated Brockport’s Migrant Education Program for teachers and received statewide recognition for his leadership roles in the New York State Parent Teachers Association. A frequent guest speaker, Dr. Conrad was highly respected as a leader in education. He was a beloved teacher and friend.

A 1937 graduate of Buffalo State College, Dr. Conrad received his master’s degree in 1942 from Niagara University and his doctorate from Penn State in 1952. After retiring from The College at Brockport in 1973, he spent much of the next 13 years traveling with his wife, Beatrice, a retired College nurse. Dr. Conrad passed away in August 1986 at the age of 71. Bea passed away the following year.

The Conrad Room in Alumni House is named in memory of Raye and Beatrice Conrad. The Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center on the campus of The College at Brockport was named after Dr. Conrad in 2002, recognizing his years of service and accomplishment at Brockport. Dr. and Mrs. Conrad’s daughter, Patricia Raye Conrad, died in 1964 while a student at SUNY Geneseo. Their son, Dr. Robert Conrad, graduated from Oswego (Bachelor of Science-1968), Brockport (Master of Science-1972), and the University of Rochester-Ed.D.-1993) and retired from his position as assistant superintendent for instruction with the Brockport Central School District in 2007. Bob also served, for many years, as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Education and Human Development at the College