Building a Legacy 1936–1940

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:
Building a Legacy 1936–1940

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President McVey was no exception to other state employees, as required by the commonwealth, in terms of retirement upon reaching seventy. McVey hoped that the worst of the Great Depression was over by that point so that he would be regarded as the University of Kentucky's true builder. Expanded academic offerings, release time for research, and higher salaries for professors were some of the goals he attempted. He also wanted to provide enhanced student body services, install additional limitations on intercollegiate sports, and expand the physical plant of the university. Upon realizing that he had only five years left before his retirement, McVey immediately took action and sought help from Colonel James Graham who was appointed as the College of Engineering's dean.

Keywords: Colonel James Graham; College of Engineering; release time; expanded academic offerings; higher salary; enhanced services; physical plant; retirement

Chapter.  19504 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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