Including the war years, it had taken Moreland twelve years to shape his own administration, to expand the financial base of the college, and to begin to build what amounted to a new physical plant. If one eliminates from the chronology the period of the war, this administration achievement is condensed into six years-1945-51. The episode is equal in activity and perhaps in achievement to earlier formative periods in the history of the college: 1825-32 and 1865-68. The period from the time of the Korean War (when Blackwell, Fox, and Smithey halls were built) to the eve of the Vietnamese conflict and Moreland's retirement in 1967 produced the mature college. With some overlapping, the period from 1945 through the early 1950s witnessed also another break with the past: the disestablishment of the Randolph-Macon System.
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