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Raymond Erwin Bye,, American academic administrator. Recipient Distinguished Service award, National Science Foundation, 1989, President Meritorious Executive award, 1991.


Bye,, Raymond Erwin was born on February 22, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Raymond Erwin and Frances (Bain) Bye.


Bachelor, Rhodes College, Memphis, 1966. Master of Arts, Kent State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 1974.


Resident director, 1966-1968; area residence director, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1968-1969; assistant to president, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1969-1971; assistant to vice president student affairs, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1971-1972; assistant to director, deputy head, head congressional affairs, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1973-1983; director office of legislation public affairs, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1983-1994; associate vice president research, Florida State University, 1994-1998; interim vice president research, Florida State University, since 1999.


Advisory board Knight Foundation, since 2002. Board directors Tallahassee Chamber, 1995—2005, Economic Development Commission, 1995—1998, TMH Hospital, 1998—2001, Oak Ridge Association Universities, 2001—2003, Council Governor Affairs, president, 1998—2000, Florida State University Research Foundation, 1998—2003. Board directors National Association State University Land Grant Colleges, 1999—2000, chair council government affairs, 1999—2001.

Board governors Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2000—2003. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy Management, Southern Political Science Association, Florida Economic Club (board directors since 2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, antiques.


Married Katherine Jackson, December 28, 1971. Children: Philip Jackson, Eleanor Ashley.

Raymond Erwin Bye

Frances (Bain) Bye

Katherine Jackson

Philip Jackson Bye,

Eleanor Ashley Bye,