Leopold F. King Jr. ’51 died on November 5, 2011, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
He was born in Lowell, on March 23, 1930, son of the late Dr. Leo F. King ’22, and prepared for college at Keith Academy. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at Bowdoin, and went on to earn a master’s degree in education from State College at Salem (now Salem State University) in 1965. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He became assistant superintendent of schools for the town of Chelmsford, Mass., in 1965. In 1967, he was hired as the assistant dean of students at Lowell Technological Institute and was promoted to dean of students two months later. He remained in that position throughout the growth and transformation of the school into what is now known as University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 1987, he was named associate vice president for university life. He retired in 1996. He was president of D’Youville Manor Men’s Guild and served as a director of the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Denis King ’55, and was predeceased by his brother, Peter J. King II ’50.