Wayne University Office of the President David D. Henry Records

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David D. Henry accepted a position as Professor of English at Wayne in 1935. From 1936-1939, he served as Assistant Executive Vice-President and was appointed Executive Vice-President when Charles Spain retired from the position in 1939. In 1945, he was selected as President of Wayne University. As president he oversaw the physical and educational growth of Wayne. During his tenure, State, Science and Engineering halls were built, two libraries and a student center. Land was acquired to build the Medical Science Center, curriculums were expanded, new programs were initiated in Business Administration, Industrial Health, Industrial Physics, Medical Technology, and Occupational Therapy. Henry organized the Wayne foundation to seek and administer private financial gifts.

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