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The late Jack Mitchell was a 1959 C of E graduate who returned to his alma mater to teach math. Subsequently, he became Dean of Men and then Dean of Students, a position that he held in 1974 when the college closed its doors forever.
After the college’s closing, he successfully pursued a Doctor of Education degree at the University of Kansas. His doctoral thesis dealt with C of E’s demise. It was entitled The Closing of the College of Emporia, An Attitude Survey. It was primarily designed to explore reactions to the college’s closing by students, parents, faculty, administrators, trustees, alumni, creditors, ministers and Emporia residents.
This dissertation has recently been made available to the C of E Alumni Association. A link to the document can be found on the History page.