The name “Mr. Miner” may sound like someone related to mascot Joe Miner, and in Jerry Bayless’s case it may be true. Carrying the aforementioned nickname, Bayless, who earned his bachelor’s degree (1959) in civil engineering,joined the civil engineering faculty while pursuing a master’s degree (1962) in the same discipline. He remained on the faculty and held various administrative positions until his retirement 58 years later in February 2017.

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