Paul Moyer Limbert was Springfield College’s sixth president serving in the position from 1946-1952. Prior to taking over the presidency he served as Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Studies at the school. Under his direction Springfield College saw the improvement and expansion of the school’s physical campus, including the addition of Memorial Field House, Abbey Hall and several playing fields. Limbert is among the most notable YMCA professionals of the 20th Century, influencing the YMCA movement at the local, national, and international. In 1953 Limbert left Springfield College to pursue a position as the secretary general of the World Alliance of YMCAs, the highest post in the YMCA movement. Limbert authored several books, including "Christian Emphasis in YMCA Programs, " "College Teaching and Christian Values, " "Living a Century, " and "New Perspective for the YMCA." He was recognized with the Legion of Honor award from France, the L.K. Hall Citation from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors (APD), and with honorary doctorates from both Springfield College and American International College. Limbert died in 1998 at the age of 101.
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