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Hill, Carl McClellan

(born: 1907  -  died: 1995) 

Carl M. Hill was president of Kentucky State College, 1962-1975; he added four undergraduate departments, a gradate school, and a special Black Collection to the library. Under his leadership, the school became Kentucky State University. Hill had one of the longest tenures as president of Kentucky Sate University. The Carl M. Hill Student Center is named in his honor. Carl M. Hill was from Norfolk, VA, the son of Sarah Roe and William Franklin Hill [source: Virginia Select Marriages]. He married Mary E. Elliot Hill in 1927. His wife was Helen Collins Hill when he passd away in 1995. For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. DunniganOffice of the President Records, a Kentucky Digital Library webpage]; and the obituary of Dr. Carl M. Hill at the Peninsula Genealogy website.


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NKAA Entry: Dunnigan, Alice A.
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions

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NKAA Entry:  Kentucky State Collegians
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