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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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Building a Legacy 1936–1940

Building a Legacy 1936–1940

(p.235) Chapter 6 Building a Legacy 1936–1940
Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky

Eric A. Moyen

University Press of Kentucky

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

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