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Cyrus G Wiley

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Preceded by  Richard R. Wright
Name  Cyrus Wiley
Succeeded by  Benjamin F. Hubert
Profession  educator
Education  Savannah State University
Cyrus G. Wiley
Alma mater  Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth
Died  January 3, 1930, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Cyrus Gilbert Wiley (August 13, 1881 – January 3, 1930) served as president of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth from 1921 and until 1926 succeeding Richard R. Wright.

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Education

Wiley was a 1902 graduate of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth.

President

Wiley succeeded Richard R. Wright as president of the college in 1921. During his term as president the first female students were admitted as boarding students on the campus. Additionally, the college was established as a federal agricultural extension center.

Legacy

The Willcox-Wiley Physical Education Complex, built in 1954 on the university's campus, is named in honor of Cyrus G. Wiley.

Suggested Reading

  • Hall, Clyde W (1991). One Hundred Years of Educating at Savannah State College, 1890–1990. East Peoria, Ill.: Versa Press.
  • References

    Cyrus G. Wiley Wikipedia


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