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Blackwell, Gordon Williams

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators

1911 – Born on the 27th of April in Timmonsville, South Carolina. American administrator and educator.

1932 – Graduated from Furman University.

1933 – Finished the M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1937 – Received the M.A. degree from Harvard University.

         – Dr. Blackwell began his teaching career at Furman, where he served as professor and chairman of the sociology department.

         – He was head of the Department of Sociology at Furman.

         – Staff member of the Greenville County Council for Community Development.

1940 – Awarded the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.

1941 – Associate professor of sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

         – Became the research associate at the Institute for Research in Social Science.

1942 – Blackwell became research professor and director of the Institute.

1957 – Appointed Chancellor of the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina.

1960 – Became President of Florida State University.

1965-1976 – Served as President of Furman University.

         – He oversaw dramatic increases in the operating budget, the endowment, and faculty salaries, and he took justifiable pride in tripling the amount of financial aid for students.

2004 – Died on January 26th.