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As Ever – Mac

Smith coverA Biography of College Frontiersman
Kenneth C. MacKay

by Roy W. Smith

List Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-878282-35-4
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Pub Date: 2005
Binding: Hard cover, 228 pages
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Kenneth C. MacKay, the “father of the two-year college in New Jersey,” was an early pioneer in understanding and appreciating the values and strengths of the two-year college as a major segment of American higher education and of the relationship of the two-year college with the other sectors of higher education. For four decades, MacKay devoted his working life to the growth and development of Union County College but his service to education reached far beyond its campus walls.

In this biography, author Roy W. Smith traces MacKay’s life-long dedication to Union County College from his first association with the college as a history teacher in 1935 to his long and fruitful tenure as president of the College from 1944 until his retirement in 1969. Using extensive correspondence between his colleagues and friends, almost always signed “As Ever – Mac,” Smith paints a vivid and warm portrait of this skilled educator and administrator.

Dr. MacKay was president of Union Junior College, now known as Union County College, for 25 years and was active in the two-year college movement in New Jersey and nationally for four decades. According to Smith, MacKay “became an early pioneer in understanding and appreciating the values and strengths of the two-year college as a major segment of American higher education.” MacKay devoted his working life to the growth and development of Union County College but his service to education reached far beyond its campus walls. He played an important role with the American Association of Junior Colleges in attaining inclusion of the two-year college in the precedent-setting Higher Education Act of 1963—the foundation of today’s vast support of higher education, especially financial aid for students.