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Andrew C. Moore (acting) 1913-1914,
and William S. Currell

Biographical Notes:

Moore: Andrew Charles Moore was the first honor graduate of South Carolina College in 1887. After serving as a primary school principal, superintendent of schools in Spartanburg, SC, and professor of botany at the University of Chicago, he returned to his alma mater as professor and in 1905 became the first chair of the Department of Biology at the renamed University of South Carolina. Moore also served as interim president of the University from1908-1909 and again in 1913-1914.

Currell: William S. Currell became the 15th president of the University of South Carolina in 1914, and guided the institution through the dramatic changes inflicted by World War I. Currell was a Charleston native and a graduate and a professor of English at Washington and Lee University. He focused his administration on improving Carolina's academic standards, and was so successful that the University became the South Carolina's first state-supported institution of higher learning to be admitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the region's accrediting agency. Currell also became the first president of USC to have a formal inauguration ceremony.

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