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McVey’s Darkest Days 1920–1922

Eric A. Moyen

in Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129839
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135694 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.003.0004
McVey’s Darkest Days 1920–1922

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Concerned citizens and those involved in American higher education all noticed Frank McVey's influence. It is important to note, though, that most of his reforms were centered on issues of restructuring, faculty, governance, internal renovations, and increasing education's presence within the commonwealth. The major newspapers noted that enrollments were on the increase, but McVey's tenure saw no new fundamental structures. Aside from the fact that many students were not able to enroll because they were not able to find lodging, the faculty received low salaries. Aside from having to deal with the challenge of retaining faculty members, another issue was developing extra physical space to cater for the student population growth.

Keywords: student population; structures; increased enrollment; low salaries; faculty retention

Chapter.  11803 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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