Dartmouth College. Office of the President. John Sloan Dickey (1945-1970)
- Usage: 1945 - 1970
The administration of John Sloane Dickey lasted from 1945-1970 and had a major impact on the College through its emphases on the liberal arts and focus on academic rigor. As an internationalist and drawing on his background in the State Department, Dickey organized a course called "Great Issues" into the curriculum. The course sought to educate students on their role as citizens within the emerging post-war global framework and in light of a nuclear armed world.
The administration also instigated a significant increase in the physical plant with the addition of 22 new buildings. Fundraising and alumni involvement with the college was a major priority for the administration resulting in significant increases in the College endowment. Dickey also introduced doctoral programs to the college and instituted the first foreign studies programs.
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The records of the Office of the President under John Sloane Dickey documents the administration of Dartmouth College during Dickey's presidency (1945-1970).