South Plains Collegeís longest serving president was remembered with thoughts, prayer, laughter and music Friday.
Dr. Marvin Louis ìDocî Baker, who passed away Feb. 5 in Weatherford, was college president here from 1961 to 1994.
The current president, Dr. Kelvin Sharp, told 100 people attending a memorial that Bakerís legacy continues to resonate more than two decades later.
Bakerís strong leadership still stands as a testament to community colleges across Texas, Sharp said.
ìMany of our traditions still reflect the standards of excellence set y Dr. Baker,î he said.
Former SPC Dean Earl Gerstenberger recalled that Baker was the youngest junior college president in Texas when he came to Levelland in 1961.