Former Beverly Hills Superintendent Kenneth Peters MS ’48 Dead At 98

December 26, 2013
Kenneth Peters MS '48

Kenneth Peters MS ’48

Former Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Kenneth Peters MS ’48 passed away on November 25, 2013 at the age of 98. Peters, who served as BHUSD superintendent from 1959 to 1981, had a statewide reputation for quality education programs. He introduced the first driver’s education program in California when he was principal at Beverly Hills High School, and when he was superintendent he instituted an elementary school foreign language curriculum. Peters was awarded the USC Rossier Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of education and The Trojan Baseball Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to his accomplishments in the field of education, Peters also served in World War II, played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, and was an actor in movies such as Mutiny on the Bounty and Death on the Diamond.