North American Scholar

NEVILLE, Kenneth Percival Rutherford

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1876-08-26
  • Born City: Switzerville
  • Born State/Country: ON
  • Parents: Chester Willison a farmer & Mary Eleanor Sharpe N.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1957-10-01
  • Death City: London
  • Death State/Country: ON
  • Married: Jean Thompson, 14 Aug. 1912.
  • Education:

    B.A. Queen's U., 1896; M.A. & medal in Lat., 1897; A.B. Harvard, 1898; A.M., 1899; Ph.D. Cornell, 1901; D. Litt. U. Western Ontario, 1947; LL.D. Queen's, 1947.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. to asso. prof, class. U. Illinois, 1901-8; prof, class. U. Western Ontario, 1908-47; registrar, 1917-47; dean Univ. coll. arts & sci., 1927-47; pres. HS & coll. sect. Ontario Educ. Asso., 1926-7; chair class, sect., 1928-9; pres. Am. Assoc. Coll. Registrars, 1934-5; sec.-treas. Nat. Conf. Canadian Universities, 1937-42; vice pres., 1942-6.

  • Dissertation:

    "Case Constructions after the Comparative in Latin" (Cornell, 1901); printed CSCP 15 (1901).

  • Publications:

    Selections of Latin Poetry (Toronto, 1931); Selections of Latin Prose (Toronto, 1935).

  • Notes:

    Neville's life was one of service to his university, his church, and his country. In his 39 years at U.W.O. as professor, dean, and registrar, he shaped some and influenced all of the policies which transformed Western from a college without its own buildings, public funding, or a recognized Honours degree into one of Ontario's premier universities. Moreover, he was both friend and mentor to thousands of students. Neville played a full part in provincial and national academic associations and was the first non-American to be president of the American Association of College Registrars. His two textbooks were widely used in secondary schools and he lectured publicly in the fields of education and archaeology. He was a member inter alia of the Board of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the United Church of Canada and of the Board of Queen's Theological College. During World War I, Neville was active in the C.O.T.C., retiring with the rank of major. In the year of his retirement, Western honored him with the D.Litt. and Queen's with the LL.D.

    Neville's life was one of service to his university, his church, and his country. In his 39 years at U.W.O. as professor, dean, and registrar, he shaped some and influenced all of the policies which transformed Western from a college without its own buildings, public funding, or a recognized Honours degree into one of Ontario's premier universities. Moreover, he was both friend and mentor to thousands of students. Neville played a full part in provincial and national academic associations and was the first non-American to be president of the American Association of College Registrars. His two textbooks were widely used in secondary schools and he lectured publicly in the fields of education and archaeology. He was a member inter alia of the Board of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the United Church of Canada and of the Board of Queen's Theological College. During World War I, Neville was active in the C.O.T.C., retiring with the rank of major. In the year of his retirement, Western honored him with the D.Litt. and Queen's with the LL.D.

    Neville's life was one of service to his university, his church, and his country. In his 39 years at U.W.O. as professor, dean, and registrar, he shaped some and influenced all of the policies which transformed Western from a college without its own buildings, public funding, or a recognized Honours degree into one of Ontario's premier universities. Moreover, he was both friend and mentor to thousands of students. Neville played a full part in provincial and national academic associations and was the first non-American to be president of the American Association of College Registrars. His two textbooks were widely used in secondary schools and he lectured publicly in the fields of education and archaeology. He was a member inter alia of the Board of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the United Church of Canada and of the Board of Queen's Theological College. During World War I, Neville was active in the C.O.T.C., retiring with the rank of major. In the year of his retirement, Western honored him with the D.Litt. and Queen's with the LL.D.

  • Sources:

    Dept. class, stud. U. Western Ontario; Queen's University Archives; WhWhCan (1947-8).

  • Author: David F. Buck