The Michigan Alumnus 441
Regents Appoint Dean Lloyd Acting President
Head of Graduate School Replaces Committee of Three
Dean Alfred H. Lloyd Prof, of Philosophy and Dean of the Graduate School since 1915, Appointed Acting President of the University by the Board of Regents on Feb. 26
Professor Alfred Henry Lloyd, Dean of the Gradu ate School since 1915, was ap pointed acting President for the balance of the academic year by the Board of Regents at their meeting held in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Feb. 26. This action automatically dissolves the committee of three consisting of President Emeritus 'Harry B. Hutchins, '71, Dr. F. E. Robbins, Assist ant to the President, and Shir ley W. Smith, '97, Secretary of the University, appointed at the January Regents' meeting, when it became evident that President Burton's condition was too serious to admit any possibility of his resuming the duties of his position for many months.
Dean Lloyd is in many respects unusually well fitted for the position to which he has been appoint ed. He has been a member of the Faculty of the University for thirty-one years and has been able to watch practically the entire growth of what may be called "the modern University," and as one of the senior members of the University Senate he has been brought into touch with all the University problems of the past quarter of a century as they have arisen. For the last ten years as Head of the Graduate School he has been made familiar with the responsibilities of an administrative post and the steady growth of the school under his direction furnishes clear proof of his abilities as an administrator. With these qualities he combines that wide and accurate acquaintance with the personnel of the University, which can only be gained with time, and a personality particularly suited to such an office.
Before his appointment as Head of the Gradu ate School Dean Lloyd was identified with the De partment of Philosophy. Born at Montclair, N. J., in 18(54, he was fitted for college at the Punchard Free School at Andover, Mass., and at St. Johns bury, Vermont. He entered Harvard College in 1882, then taught for a year in Phillips Academy at Andover following his graduation in 1886. From 1887 to 1889 he did graduate work at Harvard and spent the next two years in Gottingen, Berlin, and Heidelberg as Walker Fellow of Philosophy from Harvard. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Harvard in 1888 and of Doctor of Philosophy in 1893. He was appointed Instructor in Philoso phy at the University of Michigan in 1891; rising to a full professorship in that department which he continued to hold until appointed Dean. He has published "Citizenship and Salvation'' (1897), "Dynamic Idealism" (1898), "Philosophy of His tory" (1899), and "The Will to Doubt" (1907), be sides numerous short articles and papers.
At the same meeting, the members of the Board also requested that the Senate Council appoint a committee of three to work with a committee of the same number of Regents, to be appointed by Presi dent Emeritus Hutching, and to report to the Board names and recommendations for President of the University.
The Regents announced that the Board will assume the expenses of President Burton's illness and will pay to Mrs. Burton the balance of his salary for the year. They asked Mrs. Burton to use the President's House until July.