Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948)
In 1914, Samuel Chiles Mitchell was elected the 16th President of what was then known as Delaware College, now the University of Delaware.
During his six-year tenure as President, the Women's College was opened; the central campus was planned; the endowment fund was enlarged; Old College was restored; new buildings were erected, including Wolf and Harter Halls; and the construction of Memorial Hall to honor Delawareans who died in World War I was proposed.
Popular with students, President Mitchell also raised entrance requirements, strengthened the academic program and brought greater national visibility to Delaware College.
The 650-seat Mitchell Hall was opened in 1930, a gift of major benefactor and alumnus H. Rodney Sharp.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 39° 40.811′ N, 75° 45.179′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert W. Gore, B.ChE., 1959 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) (about 400 feet away); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named In Memoriam (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.