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  • Springfield College
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  • 1993-10-29
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  • Springfield College
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  • This booklet was created for the inauguration of Dr. Randolph W. Bromery, the eleventh president of Springfield College. It includes a letter from the chairman of the board of trustees and a program for the events on October 29 and October 30, 1993. The final pages have a three-page speech, titled “Springfield College’s Vision 2003, Boldly Into the 21st Century” and written by Dr. Bromery. He argues that Springfield College is the true “Americ... more
    This booklet was created for the inauguration of Dr. Randolph W. Bromery, the eleventh president of Springfield College. It includes a letter from the chairman of the board of trustees and a program for the events on October 29 and October 30, 1993. The final pages have a three-page speech, titled “Springfield College’s Vision 2003, Boldly Into the 21st Century” and written by Dr. Bromery. He argues that Springfield College is the true “American College,” and discusses the institution’s history and strengths. He also discusses his own initiatives, which he calls The Springfield College Vision. The booklet ends with a poem written by Dr. Margaret G. Lloyd about interconnectedness and titled “The Design of Our Connection.” Randolph W. Bromery (January 18, 1926 – February 26, 2013) was born in Cumberland, Maryland, to Edith Edmonson and Lawrence Randolph Bromery. He worked as a machinist in Detroit and then enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. After his 1945 discharge, Bromery studied at Howard University, working at the US Geological Survey as an airborne exploration geophysicist—the first black professional geophysicist with the USGS. Bromery joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1969 and became chancellor in 1971. While chancellor, he was instrumental in establishing the Five Colleges Consortium. Under his leadership, the University of Massachusetts became an early center for the emerging discipline of African-American studies. Bromery secured the papers of W. E. B. Du Bois and Horace Mann Bond for the university's special collections. After stepping down as chancellor in 1979, Bromery remained on the faculty. He was president of the Geological Society of America and served in executive roles at several other institutions, including Springfield College. less
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