By Eric A. Moyen
In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the collage of Kentucky confronted stagnation, monetary issues, and annoying stories of nepotism, leading to a management situation. a different committee investigated the establishment and issued a record calling for a big transformation of the collage, together with the hiring of a brand new president who may perhaps execute the report's recommended projects. The Board of Trustees employed Frank L. McVey.McVey worked tirelessly for greater than 20 years to set up Kentucky as one of many nation's Most worthy associations of upper studying, which introduced him popularity as one of many top innovative educators within the South. In Frank L. McVey and the college of Kentucky, Eric A. Moyen chronicles McVey's triumphs and demanding situations because the president sought to remodel the collage from a small nation university into the state's flagship establishment. McVey recruited an excellent school, extended graduate courses, promoted examine, oversaw booming enrollments and campus building, and defended educational freedom throughout the nation's first significant antievolution controversy. but he confronted demanding situations on the topic of the improvement of recent collegiate athletics, a population suspicious of his striking new belief of a country collage, and the good melancholy. This authoritative biography not just information a big interval within the background of the collage and the commonwealth, but additionally tells the tale of the development of schooling reform in early-twentieth-century the US.