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Henry W. Garren

Henry Garren

Dean and Coordinator, 1968-1980
(Born April 2, 1925 – Died April 2, 1995)

Another North Carolinian, Henry Garren furthered the College's push for more students and areas of study. With his first year as dean in 1968, the College recorded a record number of Ph.D. candidates and a 25 percent surge in graduate students. In 1970, the new Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health Science was approved. Undergraduate enrollment in agriculture increased from 893 in 1968 to a peak of 1,545 in 1978. Garren's 12-year tenure was characterized as a continuation of the strengthening of the three-pronged mission of the College of instruction, research and extension.