President Dumont F. Kenny

1963 - 1966

President Dumont F. Kenny

Dumont F. Kenny, who served as president of two colleges of the City University of New York in the 1960's, died of a heart attack Thursday night at the General Rose Hospital in Denver. He was 67 years old and lived in Denver and Cornwall, Conn.

When Dr. Kenny left New York in 1970 to become president of the Colorado Women's College in Denver, he had completed seven and a half years as president of Queensborough Community College and York College. That service made him the senior college president in the giant City University system.

Dr. Kenny was named president emeritus of Colorado Women's College on his retirement in 1976. He was appointed president of Queensborough Community College in 1963 and remained in that post until 1966 when he was named the first president of the newly established York Colle ge in Jamaica, Queens. Also Interested in Religion, Dr. Kenny had a dual interest in education and religious affairs. After receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1953, he served for 10 years as vice president for program development for the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

He was born in the New York Foundling Hospital on Dec. 3, 1914. His father, Paul T. Kenny, an inventor who was then in Germany serving as a special assistant to the United States Ambassador, James W. Gerard, had arranged with the hospital's director, a close friend, to admit Mrs. Kenny for the birth.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; three sons, Marshall of San Diego and Jeremy and Terrence, both of Santa Monica, Calif.; two daughters, Pamela and Rebecca, both of Denver; a sister, Marion LaForge of Kansas City, Kan., and a brother, Finbar of New York City and Palm Springs, Calif.

The New York Times

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