Frank L. McVey

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Frank L. McVey
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McVey pictured in The Kentuckian 1918, Kentucky yearbook
3rd President of the University of Kentucky
Term 1917 – 1940
Predecessor Henry Stites Barker
Successor Herman Lee Donovan
Born (1869-11-10)November 10, 1869
Wilmington, Ohio
Died January 4, 1953(1953-01-04) (aged 83)
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)[1] and the third president of the University of Kentucky from 1917-1940. [2]

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 at the University of North Dakota. McVey Hall, a residence hall at UND bears his name. [3]

In 1917, McVey became the president of the University of Kentucky. During his tenure, several important campus building were built, including the university's symbolic Memorial Hall, Margaret I. King Library, Alumni Gymnasium and an academic building that now bears his name, McVey Hall.[4]

McVey retired in 1940 and continued to live in Lexington until his death in 1953.


  1. ^ "Frank McVey Papers". University of North Dakota. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Frank L. McVey". University of Kentucky. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "McVey Hall". University of North Dakota. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Campus Guide – McVey Hall". University of Kentucky. Retrieved 1 July 2011.