Ferron C. Losee

Education

Ferron C. Losee (1910-1991)

was born in Panguitch, Utah. He graduated form Provo High School in 1928. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1936 and his master’s degree (1940) and Ph.D. (1950) from the University of Southern California.

His career in education began at Roosevelt HS in 1936, and continued at Weber State College and California State University. In 1964, he became the 11th president of Dixie College. During his 12 years at Dixie, he became known as “the Builder of the Dixie College Campus.” He changed the image of Dixie from the small campus downtown with an enrollment of 383 students, to a campus covering 89 acres with an enrollment of over 1,200 students. The name was also changed during his tenure form Dixie Junior College to Dixie College. President Losee oversaw construction of the Obert C. Tanner Amphitheater in Zion Canyon, the fine arts center mosaic and the water fountain on the new campus. He caught and loved the “Dixie Spirit” establishing Dixie’s Program Bureau and hiring fellow Hall of Famer Roene DiFiore (Mrs. D) as its conductor.

After his retirement of 36 years in education, he established and led the Micronesia-Guam Mission for the LDS Church. He married his sweetheart, Faye Greer of Provo, Utah, in 1936 and they are the parents of three daughters.