Appalachian State University Historical Timelines
Administration/Faculty/Staff: 1960 - 1969
1961: John F. Bozard becomes Dean of Academic Affairs.
1961: Lucy Brock retires as head of Department of Home Economics.
1962: B. B. Dougherty named to N.C. Education Hall of Fame.
1964: Dean of College D. J. Whitener dies.
1965: Vice-President and Comptroller David Barnard Dougherty dies.
1967: ASU administration supported formation of the Faculty Senate.
1967: NC General Assembly approves changing Appalachian State Teachers College into university, including a four-year undergraduate and graduate school program, without a specific teaching emphasis. Name is changed to Appalachian State University and William Howard Plemmons remains as president.
1967: George Dillinger is appointed director of Food Services. He was formerly Food Director for the N. C. Prison Department.
1967: A full-time physician, Dr. Lawrence Heavrin, is added to the College Infirmary staff.
1968: John Foster West begins working at Appalachian State as campus writer.
1969: Dr. Lawrence Heavrin resigns post as campus physician on January 1 to work in private practice. Dr. Henry Burton, psychiatrist, becomes head of the Health Center. A new Psychological Services branch is formed headed by clinical psychologist Dr. Roger L. Steenland.
1969: Caroline Anderson becomes first African-American full-time faculty member. She leaves in the summer of 1970.
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