A. Ross Hill named President of the University of Missouri

On December 27, 1908, A. Ross Hill was named President of the University of Missouri on this date. He was responsible for much of the university’s growth, including building the “White Campus” and expanding the Extension Division, the Graduate Program, and the College of Education. Because of Hill, the Junior College movement grew all across the state.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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