Knapp, David C.
President of the University of Massachusetts, 1977
In 1963, Dr. Knapp became associate director of the Study of American Colleges of Agriculture. The study was financed by the Carnegie Corporation, and was centered at the University of Maryland. While still working on the study, Dr. Knapp became director of the Institute of College & University Administrators of the American Council on Education. He left both posts in 1968 to accept an appointment as dean of the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, a position he held until being appointed provost in 1974.
Dr. Knapp was elected president of the University of Massachusetts by the Board of Trustees in 1978.