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Frank L. McVey and the University of KentuckyA Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University$
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Eric A. Moyen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129839

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.001.0001

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A Southern University and a Northern Progressive 1917–1920

A Southern University and a Northern Progressive 1917–1920

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(p.58) Chapter 2 A Southern University and a Northern Progressive 1917–1920
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Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky
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Eric A. Moyen

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.003.0003

As Frank McVey hastily accepted the University of Kentucky presidency, some believe that this was because he needed to avoid tension brewing in North Dakota. Abraham Flexner, who served as the secretary of New York's General Education Board was the one who recommended McVey to the presidential search committee after hearing about the opening in his home state. Although McVey was working on the East Coast, the search committee was able to contact him in a week. The committee immediately wanted to pursue McVey for the position. The Board of Trustees supported the recommendation. Both of McVey's parents offered advice regarding the position. This chapter looks into some of McVey's earlier experiences as he was recommended for the presidency.

Keywords:   University of Kentucky, Abraham Flexner, General Education Board, Board of Trustees, presidency

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