Timeline - 1859

Date: 1859
Title: Lewis R. Fiske named president pro tempore
Description: After the State Board of Education demanded the resignation of M.A.C.'s first president Joseph Williams, Lewis R. Fiske became the second president of the college. He was a graduate from the University of Michigan in 1850, and later went on to obtain his D.D. from Albion College and his LDD from the University of Michigan. He also was a minister and worked for three years as a professor at the Wesleyan Seminary & Female Collegiate Institute.