Hawkins, Earle Taylor, 1903 - 1972
Like Wiedefeld, Earle Hawkins advanced through the State educational system from the level of teacher to top supervisory positions. His administration was effected by the phenomenal growth in higher education. In 1947, student enrollment totaled 600. When Hawkins retired, enrollment had risen to over 8,000 day and evening students. During his presidency, Towson added a full range of baccalaureate programs in the arts and sciences, instituted evening and summer programs and undertook an ambitious building program. Indicative of the school's growth and broadening scope was the change in name in 1963 from State Teachers College to Towson State College. Towson had become the second largest public institution of higher education in Maryland. An urbane, considerate and enthusiastic educator, Hawkins gave Towson 22 years of capable and devoted leadership.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of meeting agendas and minutes for the Administrative Council, as well as some memoranda and additional informational material for committee members.
Dates: 1955 - 1966
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of meeting agendas and minutes for the Executive Council, as well as some memoranda and additional informational material for committee members.
Overview Earle Taylor Hawkins was the eighth president of Towson University from 1947 to 1969. The collection consists of documents concerning and kept by Dr. Earle Taylor Hawkins. They are papers of a personal nature that do not relate to his work at Towson State Teachers College. The collection consists of correspondence, honors, awards, speeches, event programs, and other activities that Dr. Hawkins was involved with both professionally and privately.
Overview Dr. Earle Taylor Hawkins was President of the State Teacher's College at Towson (and then Towson State College) from 1947 to 1969. These records which date from 1920 to 1972 are composed of correspondence both to and from Hawkins, reports, newsletters, and committee notes, notes and transcriptions for speeches and radio programs, various awards and honors given to Hawkins, conference material, personal items, and documents related to organizations outside Towson to which Hawkins belonged.
Dates: 1920-1972, undated