Henry King Stanford

Henry King Stanford

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Henry King Stanford (April 22, 1916 – January 1, 2009) was the 3rd President of the University of Miami, 19th President of the University of Georgia, and President of Georgia Southwestern College (now, Georgia Southwestern State University).

Stanford's presidency at the University of Miami saw increased emphasis on research, reorganization of administrative structure and construction of new facilities. Among the new research centers established were the Center for Advanced International Studies (1964), the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Evolution (1964), the Center for Theoretical Studies (1965), the James M. Cox, Jr. Science Building, (1967), and the Institute for the Study of Aging (1975).

Subsequently after Stanford's retirement from the University of Miami, he took the position of president of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on an interim basis from 1986 to 1987. Upon his departure from the University of Georgia, the Georgia Board of Regents named him president emeritus of the University of Georgia.

Stanford received his Bachelor of Arts in history and German from Emory University, a Master of Science in government and management from the University of Denver (where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow), and a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from New York University. He was also the recipient of thirteen honorary doctorates from universities across the...
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