Professor Emeritus Roy H. DeBoer passed away on March 17, 2014. Roy played a seminal role in the formation of the landscape architecture program at Rutgers and in New Jersey. His teaching career at Rutgers, which started in 1955, spanned more than 50 years.
Founder of the Landscape Architecture program, he served as a full professor of landscape architecture and was its department head for 25 years. During the 1960s, he was the director of the Rutgers Gardens and in the 197os, he established the nationally accredited Landscape Architecture Program at Rutgers.
Roy was actively involved with the LA program throughout his retirement and continued his long association with Rutgers and the retired faculty community until his death.