J. Harris Chappell, 1885-1886

ChappellFollowing the death of Professor James G. Ryals in 1885, faculty member J. Harris Chappell was selected to finish Ryals’ administrative term. Prior to coming to the State Normal School, Chappell was on the faculty of the Columbus (Ga.) Female College. After delivering diplomas to the first graduating class in 1886, Chappell resigned to become president of what is now Georgia College in Milledgeville.