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The push for Gardner-Webb College to achieve accreditation as a senior college began in 1961, shortly after Dr. E. Eugene Poston was named the college’s eighth president. Poston introduced his 10-year plan for growth that included transitioning to four-year status by 1971.
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner-Webb history, alumni, four-year university
Office of University Communications, "In 1961, Gardner-Webb was Ready for Transition to Senior College Status" (2021). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2140.