Document Type

Paper

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Abstract

Rev. Dr. Clyde Meredith served as the twenty-first president of Taylor University. He left a legacy overshadowed by his relational fractures with historically iconic giants of the school. However, Meredith achieved many important successes during his time as president. The university initiated and completed a capital campaign to fund a new library (“Centennial advertisement,” 1945), started a football program (Ringenberg, 1996), boosted enrollment numbers (“Taylor university enrollment,” 1945), and achieved full academic accreditation (Ringenberg, 1996; “Newsletter to alumni,” 1951). Meredith’s presidency served as a catalyst and played a critical role in the formation of Taylor University as it is known today.

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HED550, Dr. Skip Trudeau

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