Judson Foust (1902-79) was the sixth head of Central (1959-68). Born in Ann Arbor in 1902, Judson Foust studied at Albion College (BS 1923) and then received his Master’s and Ph.D. at University of Michigan (1927, 1938). Before ascending to the presidency, Dr. Foust was a math instructor at Central (1929-41), Director of the Summer School (1941-46), Assistant to the President (1946-52), and Vice President of General and Academic Affairs (1952-59).
While President Foust was leading Central, the institution came into its own as a University. A vast expansion of the built environment was undertaken with a substantial number of buildings being constructed south of Preston Street for the first time. The University also experienced issues associated with growth, which culminated in the Michigan State Senate investigation into the operations of the University. President Foust retired in 1968.