Benz, Stanley C. (1914-2011)

Benz, Stanley C. (1914-2011)

Date Updated



Student Personnel

Academic Rank

Professor, Dean of Students

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Purdue University, 1948 Ph.D.

Northwestern University, 1941 MA

Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa), 1937 BA

Teaching Experience

Naval Training School, Purdue, 1942-1945

Junior High School, 1939-1942

Administrative and Professional Experience

San Jose State University, Dean of Students, 1950‑1977

Purdue University, Director of Counseling, Men's Residence Halls, 1945‑1950

Program Director, Chicago YMCA, 1937‑1939

Selected Publications

Description of A Good High School Counselor, Published by Purdue University.

A Test‑‑How I Counsel, Published by Purdue University.

Black Power and the Campus, Published by National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Personal Commentary

After conducting workshops in "Comparative Education and Cultures" and "Intercultural Psychology and Group Dynamics" in Norway, Denmark, and Germany in 1971 and 1973, I continued in the Student Personnel Division at San Jose State until retiring in 1977. It was then that my wife and I started escorting groups on cruises. We had 13 tours including the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, North Cape, Europe, Africa, China, and Japan.

During my tenure at San Jose State, I continued the hobby of magic and have entertained groups including Faculty Wives, CSEA, Boy Scouts, school and church groups, industrial banquets, and last year gave my 651st performance at an employees' Christmas party at Canterbury Woods in the retirement community in Pacific Grove where we took up residence in 1981. My wife was active in PEO, AAUW, and organized a Candy Striper program through the local school. I am a member of Sons in Retirement, organize an occasional tour, play golf, and work as a Volunteer in the Community Hospital of the Monterey Bay.

Date Completed:5/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Benz, Stanley C. (1914-2011)