History: Highlights 1965-1970
- The College begins participation in the Federal Government’s College Work-Study Program.
- For the 1st time, a layperson assumes a PC Vice Presidency.
1965 – The Haas Era
- Inauguration of William Paul Haas, O.P., as the 8th President of Providence College.
- Administration Committee approves the establishment of the Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure.
- Beginning of the first Freshman Parents’ Weekend.
- College holds first Ring Weekend festivities during which class rings are given to juniors.
- Committee on Studies approves establishment of formal Junior Year Abroad Program.
- College announces appointment of the first laymen to the Departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy.
- First woman appointed to full-time undergraduate faculty.
- First Faculty Senate meeting held.
- Committee on Administration approves the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, with monies raised through pledges from the faculty and staff.
- Corporation approves the Faculty Senate Resolution providing for elections of Department Chairmen.
- Phillips Memorial Library opening.
- President announces abolition of the dress code.
- First Athletic Hall of Fame induction.
- Club 21 opens in Alumni Hall providing an informal meeting place for students, faculty, alumni and administrators over 21 years old.
- Vietnam Student Strike begins, with classes cancelled for a day of “Mourning and Prayer for Peace.”
- The College makes the decision to admit women to the undergraduate day school.
- PC inaugurates Summer Art and Art History Study Program in Pietrasanta, Italy.
- The College’s first female administrator joins the staff.