Clyde A. Duniway - 1908-1912

Clyde A. Duniway

October 1908 - September 1912

""As Montana develops so does its University.""


  • A.B., Cornell University, 1892
  • A.M., Harvard University, 1894
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1897
  • Additional study Leipzig, Berlin, and Paris, 1901-02

Accomplishments as President

During the course of Duniway's administration, the number of UM students rose from 105 to 203.  In a move to have students take full responsibility for their actions, Duniway abolished the "conduct rules."  He established new admittance and course standards in accordance with the National Association of State Universities.  He also created strict eligibility rules for student athletes.  Duniway sought to increase the educational level for students and the salaries for UM faculty.  The number of student activities on campus increased, including new organizations such as the Debate League, YMCA, YWCA, and the Silent Sentinel.

Background History

After receiving his doctorate, Duniway became an instructor of history at both Harvard University and Radcliffe College.  He took an associate professor position at Stanford University and became a full professor in 1908.

Following the Presidency

Although Duniway was dismissed in 1912, his ideas continued to influence the development of the University.  He went on to serve as President at the University of Wyoming.

Clyde A. Duniway

Landmarks Erected

  • The first "M" created, 1909
  • Senior Bench, 1910

Programs Established

  • School of Law
  • Departments of Biology, Botany and Forestry, Fine Arts, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
  • Courses in Zoology and Psychology