James Milholland (Interregnum)


James Milholland

James Milholland '11, president of the Board of Trustees when President Hetzel died, served as Acting President of Penn State for over two and a half years before the Board selected Milton S. Eisenhower to head the institution, which had become the twelfth largest in the country and was engaged in almost continuous expansion of enrollment, staff, buildings and services. During these years enrollment of veterans reached its peak, and construction of men's and women's residence halls in large units (Simmons, McElwain and West Halls) was undertaken on a self-amortizing basis to accommodate regular resident undergraduates as the "farming out" program ended. Mineral sciences, plant industries and a classroom building (Willard) also were completed.