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Hollis F. Price and the Merger of LeMoyne College with Owen Junior College

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Hollis F. Price (1904-1982), a distinguished educator, served from 1943 until 1970 as president of LeMoyne College in Memphis. In the summer of 1966, Price was approached by the president of Owen Junior College, a small school founded by black Tennessee Baptists in 1954. With the state legislature beginning to establish a system of public community colleges, the future of private junior colleges like Owen was bleak. Might LeMoyne be interested in merging with or absorbing Owen to prevent its total demise?
Over the next two years Price participated in scores of discussions, soon involving both boards of trustees. The trustees were presumably concerned with possible institutional benefits: for Owen, survival in some form, for LeMoyne, acquiring Owen’s financial assets. But Price was motivated also by philosophy—he did not want the opportunities for black Memphians to attend college to decrease—and personal history—the demise of his father’s historically black school in 1933. With Price’s leadership, the talks ended in 1968 with the merger of LeMoyne and Owen.

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Bagby, George. "Hollis F. Price and the Merger of LeMoyne College with Owen Junior College" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 94th Annual Convention, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sep 30, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p377386_index.html>

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Bagby, G. F. , 2009-09-30 "Hollis F. Price and the Merger of LeMoyne College with Owen Junior College" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 94th Annual Convention, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p377386_index.html

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Abstract: Hollis F. Price (1904-1982), a distinguished educator, served from 1943 until 1970 as president of LeMoyne College in Memphis. In the summer of 1966, Price was approached by the president of Owen Junior College, a small school founded by black Tennessee Baptists in 1954. With the state legislature beginning to establish a system of public community colleges, the future of private junior colleges like Owen was bleak. Might LeMoyne be interested in merging with or absorbing Owen to prevent its total demise?
Over the next two years Price participated in scores of discussions, soon involving both boards of trustees. The trustees were presumably concerned with possible institutional benefits: for Owen, survival in some form, for LeMoyne, acquiring Owen’s financial assets. But Price was motivated also by philosophy—he did not want the opportunities for black Memphians to attend college to decrease—and personal history—the demise of his father’s historically black school in 1933. With Price’s leadership, the talks ended in 1968 with the merger of LeMoyne and Owen.


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