Frank L. McVey
|Frank L. McVey|
|McVey pictured in The Kentuckian 1918, Kentucky yearbook|
|3rd President of the
University of Kentucky
|Preceded by||Henry Stites Barker|
|Succeeded by||Herman Lee Donovan|
November 10, 1869|
|Died||January 4, 1953
Fayette County, Kentucky
Frank LeRond McVey (November 10, 1869 – January 4, 1953) was an economist, educator and academic administrator. He was the fourth president of the University of North Dakota from (1909-1917) and the third president of the University of Kentucky from 1917-1940.
McVey was born in Wilmington, Ohio in 1869. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He taught at Horace Mann School in New York City, Columbia Teachers College and the University of Minnesota before assuming the presidency of the University of North Dakota. McVey Hall, a residence hall at UND, bears his name.
In 1917, McVey became the president of the University of Kentucky. During his tenure, several important campus buildings were constructed, including the university's symbolic Memorial Hall, the Margaret I. King Library, the Alumni Gymnasium, and an academic building that now bears his name, McVey Hall.
McVey retired in 1940 and continued to live in Lexington until his death in 1953.
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