Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

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In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who could execute the report's suggested initiatives. The Board of Trustees hired Frank L. McVey.

McVey labored tirelessly… (more)