Richard L. “Doc” Price, an associate professor of mathematics at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, has announced his retirement. In 1970 Price was one of 16 African Americans who racially integrated the faculty at Lamar University.

After initially enrolling at Morehouse College, his pursuit of higher education was put on hold by the Korean War. After the war, Price earned a bachelor’s degree at Prairie View A&M University. He then was among the first group of African Americans to enroll at the graduate school of the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at Ohio State University.