College of Commerce Founded | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

The Board of Trustees approves David Kinley’s request to form a separate business college administrative unit. The College of Commerce opens with 581 students and 22 faculty members teaching in three departments: Economics, Business Organization and Operation, and Transportation. Nathan A. Weston, Professor of Economics, becomes Acting Dean of the College. Enrollment in the College nearly triples in its first five years.

Jan 01, 1915
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Nathan A. Weston
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