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John Martin Thomas's five-year reign as the president of Rutgers Universitry was marked by a period of growth and expansion in student enrollment, academic programs, and physical facilities; it was also a time of increased frustration over relations with the state. In 1925 when he assumed the presidency, Rutgers had 1,343 undergraduates and a total registration of 2,396. By 1930 the undergraduate population had increased to 2,662, and combined enrollment in the University was nearly 17,000 students. In 1925 the University Extension Division was established providing educational service to over 40,000 residents of New Jersey. The following year Dr. Thomas invited the Bureau of Education to conduct an extensive survey of the University and submit a detailed report, which was used to develop long range plans for the institution. As a result of the study, faculty salaries were increased and four-year courses in economics and business administration were added to the curriculum. In January 1927, the New Jersey College of Pharmacy in Newark was incorporated into the University, and in the same year the Bureau of Biochemical and Bacteriology Research was established. By 1930, the University consisted of seven schools and colleges: Arts and Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, the New Jersey College for Women, Pharmacy, and Chemistry. With the growth of new academic programs came new facilities. The Dramatic Arts Building was completed in 1925, and one year later, Hegeman Hall, an addition to the Voorhees Library, and Van Dyck Hall. Construction at the Women's College included Recitation Hall and the Voorhees Chapel in 1926, and the Willets Infirmary and the Music Building in 1928. In 1929 three dormitories --Wessells, Leupp and Pell Halls--were begun on the Bishop Campus. Throughout his term, Dr. Thomas and the Trustees deliberated over the University's relationship with the State of New Jersey. State appropriations had not amounted to the levels needed to expand the school into a State University, and the problem remained over the dual private-public role of Rutgers. By 1930, numerous attempts to resolve the differences had failed.

From the description of Records of the John Martin Thomas Administration, 1902-1932, 1925-1930 (bulk). (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 760975702

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associatedWith Abell, Frank D. person
associatedWith Adams, I. Murray. person
associatedWith Agger, E. E. person
associatedWith Airmap Corporation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Alexander, Winthrop. person
associatedWith Alles, Adam. person
associatedWith American Bankers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Council on Education. corporateBody
associatedWith American Motion Picture Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American Society of Agricultural Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith App, Frank. person
associatedWith Appleby, Stewart. person
associatedWith Askew, Sarah E. person
associatedWith Association of Colleges and Prep Schools of the Middle States. corporateBody
associatedWith Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions. corporateBody
associatedWith Athens College, New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, Herbert Jonathan. person
associatedWith Barlow, J. S. person
associatedWith Bartholomew, Harland, 1889- person
associatedWith Beaver College, Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Becker, Irving. person
associatedWith Billetdoux, E. W. person
associatedWith Blake, M. A. person
associatedWith Bloch, Joshua. person
associatedWith Boyd, Elmer. person
associatedWith Boy Scouts of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Brewer, C. P. person
associatedWith Bright, William H. person
associatedWith Brooks, S. C. person
associatedWith Brown, G. H. person
associatedWith Buttles, John S. person
associatedWith Canfield, Frederick A. person
associatedWith Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland, Treadwell. person
associatedWith Coffman, Lotus D. person
associatedWith Crane, Warren G. person
associatedWith Curtis, W. R. person
associatedWith Democratic National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith DeVries, John H. person
associatedWith Eastman, Dillon and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Edge, Walter B. person
associatedWith Edwards, Edward I. person
associatedWith Elliot, Charles H. person
associatedWith Heylar, Frank G. person
associatedWith Huber, Howard F. person
associatedWith Keller Jr., Henry. person
associatedWith Lipman, Jacob Goodale, 1874-1939. person
associatedWith New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. corporateBody
associatedWith Quakenboss, I. E. person
associatedWith Rutgers University corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Agricultural Extension Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Athletic Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Book Store. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. College of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. College of Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Application of Rules. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Curriculum. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Extracurricular Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Permanent Schedules. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on the Selection of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Depr. of. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Ceramics. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Chemistry. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Economics. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of German. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of History and Political Science. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Physiology and Biochemistry. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dept. of Romance Languages. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Industrial Extension Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. School of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Sampson, H. O. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota corporateBody
associatedWith Woodward, C. R. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey--New Brunswick
New Jersey
Women's colleges
College presidents
College buildings
Curriculum planning
State universities and colleges
Universities and colleges
Degrees, Academic
Commencement ceremonies

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Active 1902

Active 1932

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