William A. Granville
In 1910, Pennsylvania College inaugurated its sixth president and first lay leader, Yale University mathematics professor William A. Granville (1864-1943). His presidency was event-filled, notably in the establishment of a new curriculum, an engineering program, and securing a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. During his tenure, the school also received accreditation from the Middle States Association and the name was officially changed to Gettysburg College.
Although respected by students and faculty, Granville experienced controversy during his tenure and resigned at the College’s 6th president in 1923.
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