Columbia College's 13th President W. Merle HillColumbia College’s 13th president Dr. W. Merle Hill passed away on Oct. 1, 2015. He dedicated his career to education, starting as assistant professor at Purdue University. He was a Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of a Danforth Teaching Grant. Merle became dean of faculty at Christian College, a two-year women’s institution. Inaugurated as president in 1965, he transformed Christian College to Columbia College, a four-year coeducational facility during his 12-year tenure.

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