Wiley College is a four-year, private black, liberal arts college located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. Founded in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church's Bishop Isaac Wiley and certified in 1882 by the Freedman's Aid Society, it is one of the oldest predominantly black colleges west of the Mississippi River. In 2005–2006, on-campus enrollment approached 450, while an off-campus program in Shreveport, for students with some prior college credits who seek to finish a degree, enrolled about 250; as of the fall of 2006, total enrollment was about 750. By fall of 2013, total enrollment was 1,400. Wiley is an open admissions college and about 96 percent of students receive some financial aid. Over a 15-year period, Melvin B. Tolson's debate teams lost only one of 75 debates. Wiley's debate team competed against black colleges and earned national attention with its 1935 debate against University of Southern California's ranked debate team. Wiley College offer bachelor's degrees through four academic divisions.
Division of Education Division of Social Sciences & Humanities Division of Business & Technology Division of Sciences Wiley, along with Bishop College, was instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement in Texas. Wiley and Bishop students launched the first sit-ins in Texas in the rotunda of the Old Harrison County Courthouse to protest segregation in public facilities. James L. Farmer, Jr. son of James L. Farmer, Sr. graduated from Wiley and became one of the "Big Four" of the Civil Rights Movement. Together with Roy Wilkins, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Whitney M. Young Jr. James L. Farmer, Jr. helped organize the first sit-ins and Freedom Rides in the United States. Tony Scherman's article about the Wiley College debate team for the 1997 Spring issue of American Legacy sparked a renewed interest in its history; the success of the 1935 Wiley College debate team, coached by professor and poet Melvin Tolson, was the subject of a 2005 AMS Pictures documentary, The Great Debaters, The Real Great Debaters of Wiley College, which received heavy play around Texas, followed by 2007 dramatic movie, The Great Debaters, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.
In 1935, the Wiley College debate team defeated the reigning national debate champion, the University of Southern California. In 2007, Denzel Washington announced a donation of $1 million to Wiley so the team could be re-established; the Wiley College Debate Team, now known as the Melvin B. Tolson/Denzel Washington Forensics Society of Wiley College, is under the direction of Dr. C. J. Wright; the purpose of The Wiley College Debate Team is not only to compete at a national and regional level, but to instill a strong work ethic, a drive for academic excellence, a spirit of ethical competition in its student leaders. The Wiley College debate team of 2014 earned the mantle, "The Great Debaters," the name was bestowed on the team by director-actor Denzel Washington in a movie by the same name which premiered in 2008; the 23-person team met the best speakers and debaters from 80 colleges and universities sent by 26 states to the Pi Kappa Delta Comprehensive National Tournament staged in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This was the largest Pi Kappa Delta Tournament in their 101-year history. The Great Debaters came away in first place; when the winning totals from the debates and individual events – 2000 entries in all – Wiley College was named champion. The victory holds special meaning for the Historically Black College. Not only was it the first national speech and debate title won by an HBCU, another moral victory was won. During Melvin B. Tolson's tenure, Wiley College had not been permitted to join the national forensics fraternity, Pi Kappa Delta, or to participate in its national convention or national championship. In 2017, Wiley College led the establishment of the first HBCU National Debate League. In 2018, Wiley hosted Debate League Tournament. Wiley College teams, nicknamed the Wildcats, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competing in the Red River Athletic Conference. Men's sports include baseball, cross country and track & field. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, track & field and cheerleading.
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Campbellsville University is a private university in Campbellsville, United States. Founded as Russell Creek Academy, a Baptist institution, the university enrolls more than 4,000 students and is open to students of all denominations; the university offers associate, bachelor's, master's degrees. In 2014, the university trustees ended its covenant agreement with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, but vowed to uphold the ideals. Campbellsville University traces its origins to the founding in 1906 of Russell Creek Academy, a school for boys, by the Russell Creek Baptist Association; the Academy developed its offerings and a four-year curriculum, becoming accredited as a college. With an expansion of graduate programs, in 1996 the college gained university status; the president of the university is Michael V. Carter, Ph. D; the immediate past president is Kenneth W. Winters, he is a Republican state senator from District 1 based in Murray in southwestern Kentucky. Before Winters, the president was William Randolph "Randy" Davenport of Campbellsville, who served 1969–1988.
Fuller Harding, an attorney and former state representative from Campbellsville, served on the CU board of trustees for five years. His father, Abel Turner Harding, had been instrumental in raising funds to establish Russell Creek Academy, the forerunner of Campbellsville College. Forest Shely, a physician in Campbellsville and a 1943 graduate of the former Campbellsville Junior College, served as a trustee of the university for 56 years, from 1954 until his death in 2010. In 2014, representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders to report that the CU board of trustees had voted to end its Covenant Agreement with the KBC. CU's Board Chairman Dr. Joseph L. Owens said, "Our actions will allow us to select our own trustees but these decisions in no way change the mission or the character of Campbellsville University. We look forward to discussing the new proposed agreement that will continue CU working with the KBC and its churches in areas of joint mission and ministry in the spirit of the Great Commandment and in following the command of the Great Commission."In February 2017, the CU field house was damaged in a fire.
The university will rebuild on the same spot. The new structure is expected to be available in time for the new football season in mid-August; the Gosser Fine Arts Center is home to Campbellsville University's School of Music. Housed in this complex are classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios, offices, a computer lab, a piano lab, an instrumental rehearsal hall, a choral rehearsal hall, the Gheens Recital Hall; the Music Library is on the mezzanine level of the Montgomery Library. This collection contains performance videos, CDs, AV listening/viewing stations, musical scores, music reference books, music periodicals. There is a conducting room in the basement level for music students to videotape practice and conducting assignments. Next to the Gosser Fine Arts Center is the University's School of Art. Like Gosser, the School of Art main building has classrooms, is to have a computer lab for students who want to learn about art; the School has a Gallery building and the Tessener complex, that were once houses.
When Campbellsville College gained university status in 1996, the re-organized governance included one college of Arts and Sciences and five schools, including The School of Education, which oversees the preparation of teachers. In the fall of 1996, the School of Education moved its offices into Carter Hall and in 2006 into the new School of Education building; the current dean is Dr. Beverly Ennis; the preparation of teachers has expanded to offering graduate education and online education in a wide variety of certifications and advanced roles. The university offers programs in Louisville and Elizabethtown in addition to the main campus; the School of Education has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board since 2007. The 80-acre campus is situated in the center of Kentucky, about a half mile from downtown Campbellsville, population 9,000. Another portion of the campus, Clay Hill Memorial Forest, is seven miles from campus.
It is a 135-acre educational and research woodland, being developed by the Division of Natural Science as a regional center for environmental education and research. Green River Lake, a 10,000-acre recreational state park, is five miles from campus. Since 2002, Campbellsville University has operated an off-site center in Kentucky, it moved to nearby Jeffersontown in July 2007. Campbellsville University has a satellite center in Hodgenville in LaRue County, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln; the branch center offers adult education, general education classes, children's programs. The building in Hodgenville is a gift to CU from Freddie Hilpp. Nearly half of the students enrolled at CU live on campus; the Residence Village The Residence Village Broadway North Hall South Hall East South Hall West Stapp Hall Campbellsville University Apartments Campbellsville University offers online-degree opportunities. Online programs include four associate degree programs: Associate of Science in Business Administration, Associate of Science in Christian Studies, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Associate of Science in General Studies.
Graduate programs include master's and Rank I programs in education and special education, master's programs in theology, business administration, organizational leadership, social work. Campbellsville University offers
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private Christian university and seminary located in Waxahachie, Texas, in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, United States. SAGU is regionally accredited with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and endorsed by the Assemblies of God USA, it is the only Assemblies of God university located in Texas. The university offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in liberal arts and Church ministry. Southwestern Assemblies of God University began life as three separate Bible schools; the first, known as Southwestern Bible School, was established in 1927 in Enid, under the leadership of the Reverend P. C. Nelson; the second, Shield of Faith Bible Institute, was founded in Amarillo Texas, in 1931 under the direction of the Reverend Guy Shields. It included not only a Bible school, but a grade school and a high school; the third, operated as Southern Bible College in connection with the Richey Evangelistic Temple, began in 1931 at Goose Creek, Texas, in 1931.
It was started by Reverend J. T. Little in Trinity Tabernacle and moved to Houston in 1933; the school's name was changed to Southern Bible Institute. The Bible school division of Shield of Faith Bible Institute was moved to Fort Worth in 1935; the high school division was transferred the following year. In 1940, a merger resulted in Southern Bible Institute; the combined school, operating as South Central Bible Institute, came under the ownership and direction of the Texas District Council of the Assemblies of God. The school in Enid merged with South Central in 1941, at which time the name was changed to Southwestern Bible Institute. In 1943, the institute was moved to its present facilities in Texas. During the 1944–45 term, a junior college curriculum was added to the school's program; the Junior College Division soon accounted for about half of the enrollment in the College. Southwestern Bible Institute became a regional school in 1954. At that time seven districts of the Assemblies of God—Arkansas, New Mexico, North Texas, South Texas and West Texas—owned and operated the school.
In 1969, the Rocky Mountain District, composed of Colorado and Utah, was admitted to the Region. The Mississippi District was added to the Region in 1979. In 1980, the Rocky Mountain District voted to withdraw from the Southwestern Region and to remain neutral; the proposal to change the name of Southwestern was ratified by all seven districts, the name became Southwestern Assemblies of God College. In 1963, the upper two years of the college were renamed Southwestern College of the Bible. In 1968, the separation of the divisions of the college was made more complete, the Junior College was designated Southwestern Junior College of the Assemblies of God. In 1988 the two divisions were reunited. Beginning in the early nineties, Southwestern experienced phenomenal enrollment increases. From 596 students in the fall of 1991, enrollment grew to 1492 students in 1997. Along with the enrollment increase, opportunities to expand the curriculum and programs developed. In December 1994, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the name change to Southwestern Assemblies of God University to more reflect its purpose and mission as a Bible university of theological and professional studies.
In 1996, SAGU expanded to include a graduate school. Nineteen graduate programs are available through SAGU’s Harrison School of Graduate Studies. In 2004, the academic divisions of the university realigned into two colleges, the College of Bible & Church Ministries and the College of Arts & Professions. Both colleges maintain Bible-based curriculum and strive to fulfill the mission of SAGU. Since 2000, SAGU has added 24 new academic programs. Additionally, under the direction of President Kermit Bridges, the campus has continued to grow. In 2006–2007, Teeter and Bridges Halls were added, they were followed by the new Alton Garrison Student Wellness Center in 2009. Amidst the physical expansion, SAGU experienced consecutive record enrollments in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010 reaching a milestone of 2,064. Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and doctorate degrees.
Southwestern's Teacher Education Program is approved by the Texas Education Agency. SAGU teams, nicknamed athletically as the Lions, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while its football team competes in the Central States Football League; the Lions compete as a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association and holds their home games at Lumpkins Stadium a local high school football stadium of Waxahachie High School. Men's sports include baseball, basketball and soccer. In September 2012, SAGU announced they would move from the RRAC to the Sooner Athletic Conference in the 2013–14 season. There is a cheerleading squad; the school colors are purple and gold. The 2012-2013 season made 2013 a record-setting year for SAGU Lions Basketball, with the Lions achieving the NAIA second-place championship ranking. Influenced by Vice President George Brazell's acquisition of a four-month-old lion cub named Judah, Southwestern adopted the "Lion of Judah" as its mascot in 1963.
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Huston–Tillotson University is a private black university in Austin, Texas. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology; the University offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine. Established in 1875, Huston–Tillotson University is the first institution of higher learning in Austin, Texas; the history of Huston - Tillotson University lies in two schools: Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College. Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered as a coeducational school in 1877 by the American Missionary Society of Congregational churches and its namesake, George Jeffrey Tillotson, it opened on January 17, 1881 and had 12 presidents: "William E. Brooks, first president, was succeeded by John Hershaw, Henry L. Lubbell, William M. Brown, Winfield S. Goss, Marshall R. Gaines, Arthur W. Partch, Isaac M. Agard, Francis W. Fletcher.
J. T. Hodges, the first African American to be president, was followed by Mary E. Branch and William H. Jones, who became president in 1944." Tillotson College was a women's college from 1926-1935. Samuel Huston College developed out of an 1876 Methodist Episcopal conference. An 1883 agreement with the Freedmen's Aid Society led to the development of the college; the college was named after Samuel Huston of Marengo and the college opened in 1900. On October 24, 1952 Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College merged to form Huston-Tillotson College, it became Huston–Tillotson University on February 28, 2005. Before the merger, future baseball legend Jackie Robinson accepted an offer from his old friend and pastor Rev. Karl Downs, president of the college, to be the athletic director at Samuel Huston College of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Before joining the Kansas City Monarchs, Robinson coached the school's basketball team for the 1944–45 season; as a fledgling program, few students tried out for the basketball team, Robinson resorted to inserting himself into the lineup for exhibition games.
Although his teams were outmatched by opponents, Robinson was respected as a disciplinarian coach, drew the admiration of, among others, Langston University basketball player Marques Haynes, a future member of the Harlem Globetrotters. HTU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the following: Colleges of Arts and Sciences School of Business and TechnologyThe W. E. B. Dubois Honors Program is a selective program that provides qualified undergraduate students special academic and extracurricular opportunities. HTU has an engineering dual degree program with Prairie View A&M University. Under this program, HTU undergraduates complete preliminary required courses on campus and automatically transfer to Prairie View A&M to complete their engineering degree. Students who complete the program will receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from HTU and a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from Prairie View A&M. Huston–Tillotson University's campus is located at the site of the former Tillotson College on a land feature known to local residents as Bluebonnet Hill.
The 24-acre campus is located in East Austin, between 7th and 11th streets near I-35 and downtown Austin. East Austin has been the city's designated place for African-American culture and empowerment due to Jim Crow segregation laws. Most of the buildings on campus follow the same nomenclature as the name of the university, with hyphens denoting the importance of the contributions of individuals from both colleges before the merger; the Anthony and Louise Viaer Alumni Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In fall 2015, the student body was 43 % male. 68% identified as Black, 22% identified as Hispanic, 6% identified as Non-Hispanic White, the remaining 4% identified with other ethnicity or racial groups. Huston–Tillotson teams, nicknamed athletically as the Rams, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competing in the Red River Athletic Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball and track & field; the baseball team plays at historic Downs Field at East 12th Alexander Avenue.
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LeTourneau University is a private, interdenominational Christian university in Longview, Texas. It has programs in engineering, aeronautical science and business; the university provides graduate and undergraduate degree programs for working adults online and at education centers in Texas in Dallas and Longview. Founded as LeTourneau Technical Institute in February 1946 by R. G. LeTourneau with his wife Evelyn, the school educated veterans returning from World War II. Total annual enrollment is nearly 3,000. R. G. LeTourneau founded LeTourneau Technical Institute in February 1946 on the site of the abandoned Harmon General Hospital, a World War II hospital specialized in treating servicemen with neurological and dermatological issues. LeTourneau bought the site from the United States government with the help of Longview News-Journal publisher Carl Estes and other Longview community leaders for one dollar with the conditions that for the next decade, the U. S. government could reclaim the 156 acres and 220 buildings in the event of an emergency and no new construction or demolition could occur.
The State of Texas chartered the school on February 20, 1946, classes were first held on April 1. At that point, enrollment at LeTourneau was male and predominantly veterans. For the first two years, LeTourneau provided an academy section to allow the completion of the junior and senior years of high school as well as a college section that offered two-year tradeskill programs and a four-year technology program. Students attended classes on alternating days. From 1946 to 1961, LeTourneau Technical Institute and LeTourneau, Inc. were one unified company under R. G. LeTourneau. In 1961, LeTourneau Technical Institute underwent a transformation into the co-educational LeTourneau College and began to offer bachelor's degrees in engineering, a limited number of arts and sciences. At this point, the college began to transition from the traditional wooden barracks buildings; the Tyler Hall Dormitory for men was erected in 1962, the Margaret Estes Library in 1963 and the Hollingsworth Science Hall in 1965.
The college continued to grow under the leadership of Allen C. Tyler in 1961 and 1962 and Richard H. LeTourneau from 1962 to 1968. Harry T. Hardwick's presidency from 1968 to 1975 saw to the construction of the R. G. LeTourneau Memorial Student Center and the Longview Citizens Resource Center along with spearheading LeTourneau's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Richard LeTourneau again assumed the presidency from 1975 to 1985, during which time he oversaw the accreditation of the school's mechanical and electrical engineering programs by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development and supervised nine major construction projects. LeTourneau College became LeTourneau University in 1989 under the leadership of President Alvin O. Austin, who served until 2007. Austin oversaw the development of an MBA program and the expansion of programs in business and education into educational centers in Houston, Tyler and Bedford. Austin oversaw the removal of all wooden barracks from the Longview campus except the historic landmark known as Speer Chapel, the only remaining WWII-era structure and is a popular place for weddings and ceremonies.
Under Austin's leadership, the university's main campus underwent considerable improvements including the construction of the university mall and Belcher Bell Tower, the Solheim Recreation and Activity Center, the Glaske Engineering Center, seven new residence halls, the S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, a 2,011-seat auditorium that opened in spring 2007. In the spring of 2006, Austin announced that he would retire from his position as university president in June 2007 and assume the newly created role of university chancellor. On March 8, 2007, Dale A. Lunsford was announced as the new president of LeTourneau University, he assumed the office on July 1, 2007. Prior to accepting the job as university president, Lunsford served as the vice president of student affairs and external relations at the University of Texas at Tyler; the school was in the spotlight in May 2015 when Outsports reported it "updated its student-athlete handbook to ban gay athletes from dating" and "athletes from showing support for gay marriage".
At the core of LeTourneau University is an undergraduate program of 1,396 traditional students at its main campus in Longview. LeTourneau has a diverse pool of undergraduates, representing 50 states, 20 countries, over 45 denominations; the average undergraduate SAT score is 1170 and LeTourneau undergraduates have an average of 3.5 high school GPA. LeTourneau achieves annual rankings in U. S. News & World Report's top tier for Master's/Comprehensive Universities and was cited as a "Best Value" in the 2009 rankings; the school offers numerous undergraduate degrees, most of which are focused on engineering, computer science, business and the recent addition of nursing. A smaller liberal arts program provides educational balance to the technical concentrations; the school offers extensive business and management graduate classes in Houston and Longview. In March 2016, LeTourneau received attention for its Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems degree program; the LeTourneau YellowJackets compete in seven women's sports and six men's sports in NCAA Division III athletics in the American Southwest Confe
Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College is a private black Methodist college in Dallas, Texas. The college is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, it is the oldest black college west of the Mississippi River and the nation's first urban work college. Paul Quinn is home to the WE over ME Farm, created through a partnership with PepsiCo to bring healthy food to the food desert of Dallas; the college was founded in 1877 in Waco, Texas by a small group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers at Metropolitan A. M. E. Church; the college was called the Connectional High School and Institute. The school's original purpose was to educate their children; the College was renamed Waco College. Classes were held in a modest one-building trade school; this was the model established by the Tuskegee Institute. Under the direction of Bishop William Paul Quinn, A. M. E. Districts were tasked with raising funds to improve the College. During this period, more than twenty acres of additional land was purchased and the curriculum was expanded to include the classical subjects of Latin, music, English, plus vocational skills in carpentry and household, dining room work.
In May 1881, the College was chartered by the State of Texas and changed its name to Paul Quinn College to commemorate the contributions of Bishop William Paul Quinn. The campus was expanded, with new buildings constructed with capital raised from interested patrons. In 1950, the College began significant physical expansion. A campus church, student union building and administration building were erected between 1950 and 1954. Two new dormitories, a modern two-story classroom building, a equipped science department, a new library were added to the campus. In spring of 1954, the Waco Chamber of Commerce completed a campaign which raised $100,000 for a new women’s dormitory to replace one destroyed by fire. Bishop O. L. Sherman was assigned to supervise the work of the A. M. E. Church in Texas in 1962, his first official act was to have the Charter of the College changed so that trustees could be elected without regard to race, creed, or color. Because of this significant innovation, new leaders from Central Texas were added to the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Stanley E. Rutland became President of the College in 1969. Under his leadership, the physical plant of the College continued to improve. Among the changes were the addition of a new gymnasium, the renovation of historic Johnson Hall, the development of the Ethnic Cultural Center. Under Dr. Rutland, the College received accreditation in 1972 with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the first time; the College relocated to southeast Dallas, Texas in 1990. It acquired the former campus of Bishop College from African-American businessman Comer J. Cottrell. During the first semester in its new home, the College boasted an enrollment of 1,020 students and became the only HBCU in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2006, Board of Trustees member Peggy Sterling and her employer, American Airlines, secured the services of global management-consulting firm the Boston Consulting Group to analyze the operations and performance of the College. BCG’s work provided the Institution with a blueprint that became the College’s Strategic Plan from 2007-2012.
In September 2007, Michael J. Sorrell, Esq. A former member of the Board of Trustees, was selected as president, after having served as the interim president since March of that year. Sorrell established an aggressive agenda designed to transform the school into one of America’s great small colleges. Since his arrival, the college has raised academic standards and embarked on an ambitious revitalization of the campus, which has included spending over $4 million in capital improvements, it has reduced institutional debt by 40 percent and resolved all previous issues with the audit findings. Sorrell instituted a "business casual" dress code on campus in order to prepare students for work life after college, his next set of plans for the college call for an increased commitment to retention. In 2009, the College's accreditation was challenged by SACS, based on problems with institutional effectiveness and financial stability. Following a lawsuit, a judge issued an injunction which reinstated accreditation prior to hearing of the lawsuit.
Since that time, Sorrell has continued improvements: the College produced over $2 million in budget surpluses in fiscal 2009, 2010, 2011. In 2011, the college received membership into the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools accrediting agency. Paul Quinn's Hispanic student population has grown in recent years, making up at least 12% of the student body; as of 2016, Paul Quinn is one of only eight work colleges in the nation and the first to be in an urban environment. In 2016, Paul Quinn implemented the African-American Leadership Institute. President Sorrell stated the institute is Paul Quinn's attempt to address economic development, public policy, leadership development in the North Texas African-American community. In 2018, Paul Quinn broke ground on the first new campus building in over 40 years; the Trammel S. Crow Living and Learning Center will include a 30,000 square fee
St. Edward's University
St. Edward's University is a private, Roman Catholic university in the Holy Cross tradition. Located in Austin, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward's offers undergraduate and graduate programs. St. Edward's University was founded by the Reverend Edward Sorin, CSC, Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross, who founded the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Father Sorin established the institution on farmland south of Austin in 1877 and named it St. Edward's Academy in honor of his patron saint, Edward the Confessor and King; the high school section separated to become St. Edward's High School but closed during the 1970s, it is affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross. In 1885, the president, Rev. P. J. Franciscus, strengthened the prestige of the academy by securing a charter, changing its name to St. Edward's College, assembling a faculty and increasing enrollment. Subsequently, St. Edward's began to grow, the first school newspaper, the organization of baseball and football teams, approval to erect an administration building all followed.
Architect Nicholas J. Clayton of Galveston, Texas was commissioned to design the college's Main Building; the structure was built four stories tall in the Gothic Revival style and was constructed with local white limestone. In 1903, a fire destroyed the majority of Main Building. In 1922, Main Building sustained damage from a tornado that caused significant damage all over the campus. Main Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 1925, St. Edward's received its university charter. Most of the personnel at the time were Holy Cross brothers. Women arrived at St. Edward's in 1966 as students for a coordinate institution. By 1970, Maryhill was absorbed and St. Edward's became co-educational. By 1971, the university carried master's degrees in business administration. Added were the College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP. In 1984, Patricia Hayes became the second layperson to lead St. Edward's University. In 1990, enrollment reached 3,000 for the first time; this decade ushered in civic initiatives and capital improvements.
In 1999, George E. Martin became the 23rd president of St. Edward's University. St. Edward's endowment, as of 2015, stood at more than $92,400,000. In Fall 1999, George E. Martin, PhD, became the institution's 23rd president, who oversaw a period of expansion for the university. During this time, undergraduate enrollment doubled. Local and global partnerships were formed to expand opportunities for students. A campus master plan guided the development of $150 million in new and renovated facilities while a 10-year fundraising initiative launched in 2007 drew more than $84 million in support of the university's mission. International recruitment and curricula grew, the number of educational partnerships with international universities tripled. Fundraising during this time added $64 million to the university and the endowment for scholarships and student support grew to just over $95 million. From 2015 to 2017, the university focused its efforts on preparing students for the demands of accelerating technological and cultural changes.
More partnerships within the Austin business community and with other colleges were developed to expand avenues for real-world learning and degree programs. The Campaign for St. Edward's University ended in 2017, topping $100 million in donations and raising the endowment to $110 million; the conclusion of the 1999 campus master plan achieved more than $300 million in campus and technology improvements. Trustee Hall, a 33,000-square-foot academic facility, opened in fall 2002. Basil Moreau The John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center–North facility that opened in fall 2006, was the first of a two-building science complex and houses the biology and chemistry programs in the School of Natural Sciences; the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center–South opened in fall 2013. It houses the computer science and physics programs, features 13 classrooms, advanced computer and math labs, a 126-seat auditorium. A 756-car parking garage opened in 2007. Major renovations of existing campus buildings include Fleck Hall and Doyle Hall.
A new residential village opened in 2009. A renovated campus library the Scarborough-Phillips Library, opened in fall 2013 as The Munday Library; the library features global digital classrooms for video conferencing, revamped reading and meeting spaces, an expanded digital collection, writing and media centers. The library renovation was funded in 2011 by a $13 million donation from Pat Munday; the Mundays donated $20 million for university scholarships in 2013. Both donations were school records. Nearly 5,000 students attend St. Edward's, with undergraduates coming from 44 states and 51 countries. Nearly 55% of incoming freshmen rank in the top 25% of their high school class; the acceptance rate for freshmen applicants is 62%. More than 1,300 students live on campus in two apartment communities. Students at St. Edward's University are involved in more than 125 campus organizations, including student government, service organizations, academic honor societies, cultural clubs and intramural sports.
28 languages and 40 faith traditions are represented on campus. Hilltop Views is the student newspaper published by the School of Humanities at the University; the print edition is available Wednes