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Born: Lawrenceville, New Jersey Sept. 19, 1903
Mother Elizabeth Swain Havens was graduate of class of 1895 at Wilson
Inauguration: May 22, 1937 at age of 33 (one of the youngest college presidents in the country)
Education: Princeton University…

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1881: establishment of a School of Music
1882: special course in Fine Arts
Resigned 1883

Management of the College given to Lady Principal Abby Goodsell
Lady Principal: came to Wilson from vice lady principalship at Vassar. Left Wilson to return to her alma mater of Vasser to serve as lady principal.
Born: Wisconsin

Reorganized college curriculum; capped enrollment at 75 students (which he did not reach), instituted housekeeping courses (no academic credit) – effort to make a distinction between work at the college level and at the secondary level

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Dr. Archibald remained at Wilson for only one year. He had previously been a professor at the Danville Theological Seminary, which temporarily closed, and then reoped in 1874. Dr. Archibald returned to his former field of labor at that time.…

Appointed July 1, 2011 at Wilson
Education: President Mistick earned a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business in 2003, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of…

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Born: July 28, 1925 Mountville PA
Education: BA (history major) University of Omaha; Master of Arts (international relations) the American University; Doctor of Philosophy (international studies) – the American University
Served in the US Army for…

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Education: Columbia University’s Teachers College; Columbia’s graduate school of business’s executive program in Accounting and Finance, Boston College and Rhode Island College. Studied at the University of Paris
Inauguration at Wilson: Oct. 6,…

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Education: PhD in history from University of Connecticut; MA from Trinity College; BA in English from University of Hartford
Before Wilson: Provost and Dean of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of…

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Mother graduated from Wilson in 1930
Education: BA, MA, and PhD in speech communication from Pennsylvania State University. Also studied at Grove City College; Center for the Study of Languages in Neuchatel, Switzerland; Harvard University’s…

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Born: Sept. 12, 1922 in Altoona, PA
Served in US Army Air Corps as a 1st lieutenant and fighter pilot in 8th air force from 1943-1945
Education: AB, MA, and PhD in history from Columbia University
1946-1958 served as Associate Dean of Students and…

Born: Lexington, KY 1861
Educated: University of Kentucky, completed BA at Princeton in 1882. Spent 1882-1883 at Oxford in England where he specialized in constitutional history. 1885 graduated from Columbia University with a degree in law. Received…

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Campus doubled in size to fifty acres
1906 – athletic fields developed on north campus
Entrance requirements stiffened
Number of elective courses increased
Department of Bible established in 1903
Facilities: Thomson Hall finished and…

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Born: Washington, PA
Education: AB from Wilson, phD from University of PA (1900). Also studied at Clark University (1902-1904)
Worked at Wilson as an instructor in 1892, then became a professor and dean
Head of Department of Education at Wellesley…

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Born: 1853, Canonsburg
Died: 1921
Education: Lafayette ’77, Princeton Theological Seminary ’80; Received degree of D.D. from alma mater (1892)
Pastor of Christ Church in Lebanon (1882-1885), Professor of homiletics, Lincoln University…

Lady Principal/Dean (1883-1901) – acting president, (1894-1895)
Edgar Hall built

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Born: June 12, 1840 near Dublin, Ireland
Family moved to America in 1849 – Philadelphia
Became a teacher then principal of the 24th school in Philly before turning 21
Attended Andover Theological Seminary – ordained in 1869
Married Elizabeth…

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-The Rev. James W. Wightman, Vice-President and Acting President
Edwards: Presbyterian minister from Hagerstown Maryland
Wightman: pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Greencastle. Wightman did not believe in a “female” education of women – he…

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The Rev. James W. Wightman, Vice-President and Acting President
Edwards: Presbyterian minister from Hagerstown Maryland
Wightman: pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Greencastle. Wightman did not believe in a “female” education of women – he…
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