Appalachian State University Historical Timelines
Administration/Faculty/Staff: 1920 - 1929
1921: Trustees elect B.B. Dougherty sole president, and D.D. Dougherty business manager.
1921: Chapell Wilson supervises teacher training, teaches psychology.
1921: Emma Moore becomes librarian.
1921: A. J. Greene joins faculty as assistant in Latin and English.
1921: James D. Rankin joins faculty as professor of English.
1922: J. E. Hillman becomes first Dean of Education.
1922-1957: Chapell Wilson becomes director of summer school.
1925: James M. Downum becomes first registrar.
1925: NC General Assembly approves changing Appalachian Training School into a normal school for training teachers, phasing out high school courses. Name is changed to Appalachian State Normal School, B. B. Dougherty is named president, and a new Board of Trustees is formed.
1929: D.D. Dougherty dies; Lillie Shull Dougherty elected business manager.
1929: William Leonard Eury joins library staff.
1929: NC General Assembly approves changing Appalachian State Normal School into a four-year college for training teachers. Name is changed to Appalachian State Teachers College, B. B. Dougherty is named president, and a new Board of Trustees is formed.
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