ⓘ LeRoy D. Brown

                                     

ⓘ LeRoy D. Brown

Nevada became a state in 1864. Its constitution mandated the establishment of a state university with departments in agriculture, the mechanic arts, and mining, along with a state normal school for teacher training. The constitution specified that the state university would be controlled by an elected Board of Regents. The Nevada Legislature established the first State University campus in Elko, Nevada. Its Preparatory Department opened for enrollment in October 1874 with the goal of enhancing Nevadas young people to be ready for college-level study. D. R. Sessions served as Principal of the preparatory department. The Elko campus closed on July 15, 1885, when it was determined that Reno would provide a larger population for higher education students.

The Board of Trustees is selected. D. Dr. Leroy brown to be the first President of the University of Nevada campus in new Reno. A veteran of the American Civil war, he taught in Ohio for twenty years and was elected to the post of head of the Department of education of Ohio. He worked in a Bank in Ohio when he was hired in Nevada. His administration began in September, 1887, before the first building of the campus, Morrill hall, was built entirely.

By October, the enrollment was 50 students. The Board of Trustees selected Hannah Cassius Clapp of Carson city to be his assistant and a member of the faculty of the University. President brown created the Department of mining and metallurgy, natural Sciences and the Nevada state normal school. The Secretary of war detailed an officer of the U. S. army to provide combat and military tactics training for all male students. The first group of cadets was organized in the autumn of 1888. Lieutenant Arthur Ducat also worked as a Professor of modern languages, later teaching drawing, and calisthenics training to the students of the first physical culture teaching at the University. President brown and other professors have developed a training programme involving three areas of study: School of Humanities, school of agriculture and school of mechanic arts and mining. Agricultural experiment station of Nevada was founded in response to the adopted in the hatch of Congress of March 2, 1887. Luke hall was completed in 1889, becoming the second building on the Reno campus. By the end of the administration of the pancakes, school of mechanic arts was separated from the school of mining, and created commercial business division. Sales Department for non-students. Its first diplomas were issued in 1889. He retired on January 1, 1890, and later sent us his son to attend University.

                                     
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