Rudolph B. Welch

Rudolph B. Welch

4th President of Kansas State Normal School, 1879 to 1882

 

Rudolph B. Welch assumed the presidency of Kansas State Normal School, later Emporia State University, in 1879. Welch oversaw the replacement of the burned-out administration building with a new facility. The new building was located on the present site of the sunken garden near the front entrance to the campus.