Q: What are the names and tenure of all GC Presidents?
A: The GC Presidents are as follows:
Dr. J. Harris Chappell, 1891-1905
Dr. Marvin McTyeire Parks, 1905-1927
Dr. J. Luther Beeson, 1927-1934
Dr. Guy Herbert Wells, 1934-1953
Dr. Henry King Stanford, 1953-1956
Dr. Robert E. ("Buzz") Lee, 1956-1967
Dr. J. Whitney Bunting, 1968-1981
Dr. Edwin G. Speir, Jr., 1981-1996
Dr. Ralph W. Hemphill (Acting President), January 1997-July 1997
Dr. Rosemary DePaolo, August 1997-June 2003
Dr. David G. Brown, (Interim President) July 2003-December 2003
Dr. Dorothy Leland, January 2004-2011
Dr. Stas Preczewski, (Interim President) July 2011 - July 2012
Dr. Paul Jones, (Interim President) July 2012 - August 31, 2012
Dr. Steven Dorman, September 2012 - Present
Q: When did GC become co-educational?
A: In the spring of 1967.
Q: Has this institution always been called GC?
A: No, we have had six different names:
Georgia Normal & Industrial College (GN&IC), 1889-1922
Georgia State College for Women (GSCW), 1922-1961
The Woman's College of Georgia (WCG), 1961-1967
Georgia College at Milledgeville (GCM), 1967-1971
Georgia College (GC), 1971-1996
Georgia College & State University (GCSU), 1996-
Q: When did classes officially begin at GN&IC?
A: Classes began September 30, 1891. There were 88 students representing 52 Georgia counties.
Q: When was the first commencement held?
A: June 19, 1892
Q: When were the first Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees conferred?
Q: When was the first graduate program offered?
A: The Master of Education degree program was instituted in the summer of 1958.
Q: When did GC become a part of the University System of Georgia?
A: January 1, 1932 - as did the other 26 state-supported colleges and universities.
Q: When did GC integrate?
A: The first African-American student entered WCG in the summer of 1964.
Q: Why are there no college records prior to 1924?
A: Because all official records were housed in the Main Building which burned in early December 1924.
Q: Where can I find information about former faculty?
A: We recommend that you begin your search in the University Archives.
Q: Where can I find old yearbooks and college catalogs?
A: GC Archives, Special Collections, 2nd floor, LITC
Q: What is the name of the yearbook?
A: The yearbook has enjoyed several names over the years. Below is a listing of all print yearbooks that can be found in University Archives:
1904 Snap Shots
1910 The Brown Book
1916 The Senior
1917 The Spectrum
1919 The Senior
1923-1925 The Senior
1926-1979 The Spectrum
1983-1984 The Spectrum
1988-1989 The Spectrum