Board of Trustees' First Discussion of Coeducation

June 28, 1876

During the second session of the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1876, General James Fowler Rusling moved for the appointment of a committee of three to "consider the advisability of admitting ladies to the studies of the college or of making some provision for conferring degrees upon bodies." Rusling suggested that Colonel Wright, a member of the Board, lead the committee as Chairman. The motion was carried and the president appointed Colonel John Armstrong Wright, Charles Joseph Baker Esq., Reverend John Wilson to the committee. This was the first discussion of coeducation among the Baord of Trustees.

Location of Document in Archives
Trustee Minutes, 1874-1892, vol. 6