Millikin University - Decatur, IL
J. Roger Miller


J. Roger Miller

Notable events during this administration:

  • WJMU-FM goes on the air
  • Final master's degrees in music and education are awarded at summer commencement
  • James Millikin Scholars program enrolls its first class
  • Joint agreement is reached with the Junior Welfare Association to restore the Millikin Homestead
  • "Design for Leadership" capital campaign with a goal of $12.1 million begins
  • Staley Library is dedicated at commencement
  • School of Nursing opens
  • Richards Treat University Center is dedicated in honor of Lenore Richards and Nola Treat, '07
  • Birks Museum established in the Gorin Hall
  • After a gift of $3 million from the estate of Purvis Tabor and his wife, Roberta Morris Tabor, '36, the School of Business is renamed the Tabor School of Business and Industrial Management
  • College of Fine Arts is established, including the School of Music, Department of Art and a new Department of Theatre and Dance
  • President Ronald Reagan visits campus
  • Presidential Scholars program starts
  • Liberal Arts Hall is extensively remodeled
  • Two 50-bed residence halls are being constructed on West Main St., one is later named Weck Hall in honor of Rosalia McCambridge Weck, '25
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL