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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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McVey in Retrospect

McVey in Retrospect

(p.316) Conclusion McVey in Retrospect
Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky

Eric A. Moyen

University Press of Kentucky

Frank L. McVey was recognized for how he was able to foster outstanding leadership and an incomparable vision. In spite of the risky position McVey held, his vision for the university served as one of the fundamental elements of University of Kentucky's (UK's) growth in the interwar years. Thomas Clark, a UK historian, asserts that McVey's contributions were “of immeasurable importance to the world of scholars.” McVey faced several different challenges while in the Bluegrass, and he was able to conquer all of these as he transformed the college into an outstanding university through introducing a modern organizational structure in which the efforts made by different colleges would be coordinated. Among his other achievements he established the University Senate, sabbatical leaves, a research club to encourage publication, as well as insurance plans and retirement programs for employees.

Keywords:   UK, organizational structure, University Senate, sabbatical leaves, research club, insurance plan, retirement program

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