175 Makers of History: Goodrich C. White

Goodrich C. White 1908C 65H
President, Emory University

Goodrich C. White

One of the most effective leaders in Emory history, Goodrich C. White served as president (1942 - 1957) and chancellor (1957 - 1979).

He guided Emory through World War II and the Korean War and was in office when returning G.I.s flooded the school as new students.

During White's administration, the number of Emory College faculty grew from 62 to 160, enrollment climbed from 700 to 1,700, and women were admitted as residential students in the College. He strengthened the business school and the law school; in addition, the theology school grew to become the largest seminary in Methodism, doubling its faculty and quadrupling its student body.