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On the cover: Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys, Memphis State University's sixth president, stands on the steps of the Tennessee state capital and a new career as the first chancellor of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. The 58-year-old native of Paris, Tenn., was appointed to the administrative position on September 13 by Gov. Winfield Dunn, and begins the task of unifying six state universities and nine community colleges under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Regents.

Also featured, "Justice and the education of its defenders"

Growth was rapid, and in three years - an almost unheard of minimum time - Memphis State's School of Law was accredited by the American Bar Association. Five years is usually the minimum required for this accreditation and some schools require 10 to 15 years. With approximately 620 students currently enrolled and a faculty of 14, the School of Law has grown to the point that Dean Cox is looking forward to the construction of a second building to provide additional classroom and library space.


Columns.6_2.1972 November


1972 November


Memphis State University; University of Memphis; University of Memphis (Memphis, Tenn.). Alumni Association.

The Columns, 1972 November