Educator; college president. Born– Oct. 26, 1881, Antietam, Md. Parents– Charles G. and Emma (Rohrer) Snavely. Married– Ada Rittenhouse, 1905 (died 1949); married Louise Hutcheson, 1950; married Madelyn Hale, 1964. Children– Three. Education– Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1901, Ph.D. , 1908. Registrar and professor of Romance Languages, Allegheny College, 1909-1919; dean and professor, Converse College (S.C.), 1919-1921; president Birmingham Southern College, 1921-1938 and 1955-1957; executive director, Association of American Colleges 1937-1955; consultant to U.S. Information Agency, 1954-1955; interim president Lafayette College, 1957-1958; educational consultant after 1958.  Editor, Association of American Colleges Quarterly, 1937-54. Contributed more than 200 articles to periodicals. President of Association of Urban Universities, Southern Association of Colleges, and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. Member Phi Beta Kappa; received French Legion of Honor in 1947; received honorary degrees from 23 colleges and universities. Died March 12, 1974.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.


The Aesopic Fables in the Mireoir Historical of Jehan de Vignay. Baltimore; J. H. Furst, 1908.

Choose and Use Your College … New York; Harper, 1941.

The Church and the Four-Year College … New York; Harper, 1955.

History of the Southern College Association.  Southern College Association, 1945.

A Search for Excellence; Memoirs of a College Administrator. New York; Vantage Press, 1964.


El Capitan Veneno. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1917.


Jose; Novela. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1920.