Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Albert Reynolds Taylor

1901-1913, 1915-1919

Albert Reynolds Taylor


Notable events during this administration:

  • President Theodore Roosevelt dedicates the new college
  • 562 students attend opening day exercises
  • Degrees awarded to the first four-year graduating class
  • Women's residence hall opens (later named Aston Hall)
  • James Millikin, founder of the University, dies
  • President Howard Taft speaks in the Assembly Hall
  • New Gymnasium and the Conservatory open
  • First homecoming celebration in 1915
  • Student Army Training Corps (SATC) is established in 1918 and dissolves a month later when World War I ends
  • One Million-Dollar Endowment campaign begins
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL