|Theodore "Ted" Stern|
|Born||Theodore Sanders Stern
December 25, 1912
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 18, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
When Stern first arrived, there were 432 students enrolled and 28 faculty members and only 8 of them had doctorate degrees. At that time the College was facing a financial crisis. With the help of the South Carolina government he was able to ensure the future of the college. By the time he stepped down in 1978, Stern had grown the enrollment to 5,300 students.
He led the initiative to construct the Robert Scott Small Library. In 1968 Stern admitted the first African American student to the College of Charleston. During his interview for President, he was asked what he would do if an African American applied to the college. Stern replied that he would review the application the same as any other.
In 1970, he personally housed the first foreign students. After stepping down Stern remained active in the development of the College of Charleston. The student union is named for Stern, who also ensured the area behind Addlestone Library would be open green-space as opposed to a parking lot.
The Ted Stern Cup, named in his honor, is awarded annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies the character of the College of Charleston. The Stern Cup is one of the three highest awards (the other two awards are the Bishop Smith Award and the Alexander Chamblis Award) that a student can achieve at the College and is the culmination of their four years at the College.
- Theodore Sanders Stern Obituary - J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel
- John Hopkins Alumni Magazine - Class Notes - Summer 2012
- Macdonald, Robert R. (2012-12-28). "Happy 100th birthday to a local treasure: Ted Stern". The Post and Courier (Evening Post Publishing Company). Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- http://news.cofc.edu/2013/01/18/president-bensons-statement-on-the-passing-of-ted-stern. Retrieved 2013-01-18. Missing or empty
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