180 History of Wake Forest College
ing teachers for the public schools that the summer school of Wake
Forest College was organized. The question of its establishment was
informally brought to the attention of the Trustees at their meeting in
Asheville in November, 1920. At a special meeting on January 10,
1921, the Board approved the plan for the school made in a report by
President W. L. Poteat and Professor H. T. Hunter of the Department
of Education, with whom Professor A. C. Reid had been cooperating,
directing that it be put in operation in the summer of 1921, with the
provision that any deficit in operating expenses would be met by the
Board of Trustees. The State Department of Education had already
given the plan its approval.7 Later, on February 4, 1921, the executive
committee of the Board voted that the selection of faculty, fees, and
other details of the summer school should be left to the
faculty.8
As has been said, the first director of the summer school was
Professor H. T. Hunter, of the Department of Education. He was on
leave of absence during the school year of 1921-22 for graduate study
in Harvard University, and did not resume his work at the College
until September, 1922. For the summer school of that year Dr. D. B.
Bryan, who had come to the College as supply professor of Education
during the absence of Professor Hunter, was director of the summer
school, a position he has occupied since with much efficiency, except
for a few weeks in the first half of the summer school of 1923, when
Professor Hunter resigned his work in the College to accept charge of
the Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School. Other officers of
administration have been the president, the registrar, and the bursar.
In the years 1921 and 1922 the length of the session was six weeks;
in 1923 there were two sessions, the first of six weeks,
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7
It seems to have been suggested that the State Department of Education would
bear part of the expense of operation, but the Trustees passed a resolution, "That it
is the sense of the Board that we should accept no monetary aid from the State in
the summer school."
8
Bulletin of Wake Forest College, XV, No. 4, January, 1921. Minutes of the
Board of Trustees, January 10, and February 4, 1921.
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