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Charles Duncan McIver

Born: Sep 27, 1860

Death: Sep 17, 1906

Birthplace: Moore County

Nationality: United States

Charles Duncan McIver

Date of Birth : Sep 27, 1860
Date of Death : Sep 17, 1906
Birth Place : Moore County

Charles Duncan McIver was the founder and first president of the institution now known as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was born 1860 in Moore County, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, in 1881. McIver became a teacher in Durham and Winston North Carolina until 1889 when he and Edwin A. Alderman were chosen by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to hold teacher institutes across the state. As crusaders for women's education, McIver and Alderman first drew up a plan for a state-supported teachers' college in 1886. In 1891, they advocated for a new bill focused on a teachers' college specifically for women. The North Carolina legislature passed this bill, and issued a charter for a ?Normal and Industrial School for White Girls? on February 18, 1891. McIver was chosen to be the first president of the State Normal and Industrial School, which opened to students on October 5, 1892. In addition to serving as president, he also taught many of the courses in the pedagogy department. His initial salary was $2250 per year.

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