Event DateEvent Name
01-10-1794The University's Board of Trustees elected Reverend Dr. David Ker as the "Presiding Professor." The Board decided that "funds were not sufficient to induce a man of much experience and reputation for learning and executive ability to become its President, [so] they therefore determined to begin with a Presiding Professor." Educated at Trinity College in Dublin, Ker previously served as the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville and principal of its Classical School.