James H. Jensen served as president of Oregon State University from 1961-1969. Within these eight years, Jensen expanded OSU faculty and facilities significantly and founded the 25 Year Club, which recognized employees who have worked at OSU for 25 years.
Photo was used in the 1969 Beaver Yearbook, page 140. Mortar Board members: Jeanne Fukuji, Helen Pitney, Carol Burroughs, Bobbie Mikkelson, Sheryl Rosvall, Gretchen Heesacker, Carol Setniker, Cathy Beckley, Kristine Paulson, Terri Tower, Nancy Oldfield, Jan Patton, Kris Tonn, and Mary Bartle.
Built in 1964, the building served as home to OSU's rapidly growing Oceanography department. It was later named Burt Hall after Wayne Burt, who was instrumental in establishing the Oceanography program in the 1950s.