[John A. Greenlee] was a major voice for student affairs during his 14 years on campus. While other colleges and universities were rocked by unrest during the turbulent 1960s, he maintained a relative calm at Cal State L.A. by rooting out people he described candidly as "being more interested in unrest than education."
"He did insist that law and order had to be maintained but not at the expense of the dignity of any group," said Marcella Oberle, professor of speech communications and president of the campus academic senate when Greenlee retired. "Greenlee was open to faculty and student views to a greater degree than presidents on other campuses."
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church of Pasadena. Donations in Greenlee's name are asked to the Development Office of Cal State L.A. for the Emeriti Faculty Fellowship Fund.