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The Board of Trustees appointed Van Meter as Acting President in 1947 and then President in 1948.  He was responsible for a number of innovations, including the creation of the position of Provost (first held by John Paul Mather) and the establishment of new schools of business administration and engineering.  The University’s physical plant expanded substantially under Van Meter’s leadership, with 20 new buildings. The Board of Trustees appointed Van Meter as Acting President in 1947 and then President in 1948.  He was responsible for a number of innovations, including the creation of the position of Provost (first held by John Paul Mather) and the establishment of new schools of business administration and engineering.  The University’s physical plant expanded substantially under Van Meter’s leadership, with 20 new buildings.
-[[v:van_meter_house|Van Meter House]], one of the dormitories in the [[c:central_residential_area|Central Residential Area]] of UMass Amherst, was named in his honor.+[[v:van_meter_house|Van Meter House]], one of the dormitories in the [[c:central_residential_area|Central Residential Area]] of UMass Amherst, was named in Van Meter's honor.
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