Samuel Regester (1818-81), a Methodist minister, was president from 1869 to 1873. He eliminated the Bachelor of Science degree and exercised rigid religious discipline. He maintained enrollment at approximately 100 students and paid off former president Franklin Buchanan's debt.
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