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Everett Chandler
Everett Chandler
Sport: Athletic Administration
Inducted: 1996

Everett Chandler's tireless support of Cal Poly Athletics is unparalled and has earned him a place alongside the athletes in the Hall of Fame.

From the day of his arrival on campus as the Dean of Students in 1950, "Chan" demonstrated his love of athletics and devotion to the young men and women who played the games. The athletic department's director reported to him through 1961, and he took pride in voicing and assisting in the needs and concerns of the department with the administration.

Many young individuals visited Everett for council and support during their difficult times as a student-athlete. But his legacy revolves around a tragedy, the 1960 football team plane crash in Ohio. It was Everett who represented the University in Toledo and helped develop a Memorial Committee to administer funds for the University and family victims. In the 1970's, the football team awarded him the "Honorary Mustang." In 1977, he received the Scott Goodnight Award, presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators to the outstanding student personnel officer in the country.

He retired from Cal Poly in 1978, obtained a stockbroker's license and worked part-time with Blakeslee and Blakeslee in San Luis Obispo. Everett enjoys golf and the company of his five children and three grandchildren with wife Arlene. They reside in San Luis Obispo.

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