FLOR500, Garden 308 J. Hillis Miller, University President (1899–1953) J. Hillis Miller became the fourth president of the University of Florida in 1947. During his time as president, student enrollment swelled with returning World War II veterans and their spouses as a result of the educational benefits available to veterans from the G.I. Bill. Miller’s administration managed the increase in the size of the student body from approximately 8,700 to more than 12,000 in six years, and oversaw the transition of the formerly all-male institution into a co-educational university.
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J. Hillis Miller, University President

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J. Hillis Miller, University President

(1899–1953)

J. Hillis Miller became the fourth president of the University of Florida in 1947. During his time as president, student enrollment swelled with returning World War II veterans and their spouses as a result of the educational benefits available to veterans from the G.I. Bill. Miller’s administration managed the increase in the size of the student body from approximately 8,700 to more than 12,000 in six years, and oversaw the transition of the formerly all-male institution into a co-educational university.





 




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