Delyte Morris of Siu

Delyte Morris of Siu

by Betty Mitchell
     
 

When Morris became president in 1948, enrollment at SIU was 3,013. By the end of his career, enrollment on the two campuses totaled nearly 35,000. He instituted Ph.D. programs and created family housing. He lobbied for and got the TV station, the FM radio station, the university press, the news service, and outdoor education. Long before it was fashionable he

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When Morris became president in 1948, enrollment at SIU was 3,013. By the end of his career, enrollment on the two campuses totaled nearly 35,000. He instituted Ph.D. programs and created family housing. He lobbied for and got the TV station, the FM radio station, the university press, the news service, and outdoor education. Long before it was fashionable he promoted ecology, just as he provided facilities for the handicapped years before society demanded them. He brought to the school such luminaries as R. Buckminster Fuller. Through it all he demanded that SIU be an integral part of the southern Illinois community.

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"This is a remarkably thorough chronicle of Delyte Morris and his leadership of Southern Illinois University. It is based on a painstaking examination of the official files that Morris kept and on interviews with his associates. The result is a good picture of the man, his style of operating, and the various stages in the building of the university."— Ralph McCoy, Dean Emeritus of Library Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809314485
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
05/04/1988
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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