Raymond G. Bressler, 1931-1940 

Raymond George Bressler, at the age of 43, became the president of Rhode Island State College in 1931. He served during the Great Depression and believed that as a land-grant college, Rhode Island State College, had an obligation to make higher education accessible to everyone. That belief triggered the end of admissions limits and a new phase of building on campus. Bressler also reorganized administrative structure to provide a clearer chain of command. He was popular with the students and the general public.

There is more culture to be obtained in a course of horticulture under a good teacher than there is in a course of Shakespeare under a poor teacher.

Raymond G. Bressler