Joseph Neely Powers

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Joseph Neely Powers was the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1914 to 1924, and from 1930 to 1932.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Havana, Alabama in 1869.[1] He attended the Louisville Medical College, now known as the University of Louisville School of Medicine, the University of Chicago, and the University of Mississippi.[2] He was appointed as Superintendent of Education in Mississippi by Governor James K. Vardaman.[1] As such, he established agricultural high schools, later known as community colleges.[1] He served as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1914 to 1924, and from 1930 to 1932.[1] As chancellor, he enabled William Faulkner to enroll without a high school diploma.[1] He also helped found the University of Southern Mississippi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f [1]
  2. ^ a b c David G. Sansing, The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History, Oxford, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1999, p. 195 [2]