On a Summer afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with a man that has been changing San Luis Obispo and educating students at Cal Poly since his arrival. In my previous interviews, one man kept coming up as a person that had a story that would be great material for this series. The following account of our interview is the summation of the longest interview that I have ever conducted and the lessons that were laced throughout the interview, as to be expected from a long time professor.
In 1952 a young man came to San Luis Obispo with his wife and two children to pursue a new career as a professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ken Schwartz and his family were leaving a much larger Los Angeles to try the small town life. In his words there was some hesitation about moving to a town of only 14,000 residents, “It was a big step down from LA but we thought we would give it a try.” Read More
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