Linnaeus N. Hines

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Linnaeus Neal Hines
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Hines pictured in The Orient 1923, Ball State yearbook
Ball State University
Term 1921 – 1924
Predecessor William W. Parsons
Successor Benjamin J. Burris
Born (1871-02-12)February 12, 1871
Carthage, Missouri
Died July 14, 1936(1936-07-14) (aged 65)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Alma mater Indiana University

Linnaeus Neal Hines (February 12, 1871 – July 14, 1936) is best known as being a former president of Indiana State University and its Eastern Division, later known as Ball State University. He was also the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1919 to 1921.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Hines was born on February 12, 1871 in Carthage, Missouri. He grew up and was educated in Noblesville, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University in 1894. Hines taught high school mathematics for seven years in Evansville and Indianapolis. He spent the next eighteen years as superintendent of schools in Union City, Hartford City, and Crawfordsville, Indiana. In 1908, he earned a masters from Indiana University.[1]

Administrative years[edit]

Superintendent[edit]

After teaching in high school Hines spent the next eighteen years as superintendent of schools in Union City, Hartford City, and Crawfordsville, Indiana. In 1908, he earned a masters from Indiana University. Hines served as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1919 until he assumed the position of president at Indiana State Normal School in 1921.[1]

Indiana State Normal School[edit]

Linnaeus Hines became the president of Indiana State University at Terre Haute and its Eastern Division at Muncie on October 1, 1921. Hines pursued programs important to the growth of the school. He promoted the development of the rural training schools at both institutions. With Hines as president the institution expanded to become the Indiana State University and the Eastern Division was charted as the Ball State Teachers College in 1929. Because of the improved programs of Indiana State earned accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges in March 1930. In June 1933, Hines resigned as president of Indiana State University after twelve years of service. He continued to service as Director of Extension and Placement at Indiana State University after his retirement. Linnaeus Neal Hines died in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 14, 1936.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Biographical Note". Papers of Linnaeus Neal Hines. Indiana State University. 1989. Retrieved 12 August 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ Past Presidents. (Ball State University Website), Retrieved August 12, 2009.
Preceded by
William W. Parsons
President of Ball State University
1921 - 1924
Succeeded by
Benjamin J. Burris