University Archives - President's Office - R. P. Ward and H. A. Hodges
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Biographical / Historical
H. C. Baker served as the first Superintendent of Schools, and President of the College of the new two-year Edinburg College which opened in 1927. Baker was followed by R. P. Ward who served from 1930 to 1959, except for two years that he served in the military during World War II. The titles for the leader of the college changed several times during the beginning years, including Superintendent of Schools and President of College (1927 to 1933), Director of College and Superintendent of Schools (1933 to 1934), Dean of Faculty and Director of College (1934 to 1935), Director of College (1935 to 1950). H. A. Hodges was named Acting Director of the College between 1944 to 1946, and again in 1960 after Ward resigned. Â In 1950 the title was changed to President, the same title has been retained since then.
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