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Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell

Florida State University

 
 
Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
1. Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Marker
Inscription.  
Bernard F. Sliger
President
1977-1991

Bernard F. “Bernie” Sliger served as FSU president from 1977 to 1991. In 1993 he returned to the helm as interim president and served in that capacity until 1994.

During Sliger’s tenure, student enrollment increased by nearly one-third and the university acquired the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; its Panama City campus; the Florida A&M University/FSU College of Engineering; and the supercomputer. Meanwhile, FSU rose to the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics, got funding for the multimillion-dollar University Center, and explored the idea of a College of Medicine.

As president, Sliger was widely regarded as a friend to FSU students and faculty alike. He spearheaded the campus’ first “President’s Ice Cream Social.” A staunch faculty ally with an eye on FSU’s mission as a research institution, he initiated “named professorships” to increase salaries and raise mission-boosting morale.

Following his retirement, Sliger served as the director of FSU’s Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education
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and as a professor of economics.

Doak Sheridan Campbell
President
1941-1957

Doak Sheridan Campbell became president of Florida State College for Women in 1941. His years at the helm saw major changes at this institution and in Florida’s university system. In 1947, by act of the Florida Legislature, the all-female FSCW became the coeducational Florida State University, a rapidly growing institution with an increasing emphasis on graduate and professional programs.

During Campbell's administration, the university enhanced its emphasis on research and the sciences to accompany its traditional strength in the arts. Enrollment tripled during his years in office, as did faculty numbers. In 1948 FSU's first doctoral program was established. As the campus grew from 80 to 300 acres, and as he added academic programs, he also led an active construction program.

With the enrollment of men, the university also expanded its athletic department and established a football team. In 1950 a football stadium was built to accommodate the program and named Doak Campbell Stadium in his honor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineSportsWomen.
 
Location. 30° 26.387′ N, 84° 
Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
2. Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Monument
18.246′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from Stadium Drive (Florida Route 366) south of West Pensacola Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker and sculptures are located along the walkway on the north side of Doak Campbell Stadium, about 1/10 mile east of Stadium Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee FL 32304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Harold W. Kroto (approx. 0.4 miles away); James M. Buchanan (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Robert Schrieffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Sanderson Mulliken (approx. 0.4 miles away); Konrad Emil Bloch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hippocrates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth Blackwell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
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1. Bernard F. Sliger.
Bernie Sliger, a highly regarded economist, served as president of The Florida State University from 1977 to 1991 after four years as the university’s executive vice president and chief academic officer. Sliger provided forward-thinking leadership during a long period of unprecedented growth for the university.
(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Doak Sheridan Campbell.
Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Sculptures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
3. Bernard F. Sliger / Doak Sheridan Campbell Sculptures
Doak Campbell was president during the transition from Florida State College for Women to The Florida State University. Prior to becoming president, he had been dean of the Graduate School at George Peabody College for Teachers. The change from a women’s school to a coeducational school in 1947 was a substantial one in the school’s history, and required great effort from the faculty and Campbell’s administration to carry out smoothly.
(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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