Thomas A. Spragens Memorial
Thomas A. Spragens Memorial (2007). Thomas A. Spragens, only the fourth Centre president who was not an ordained Presbyterian minister, took office on November 11, 1957, and served the college for 24 years (1957-1981). Only John C. Young (1830-1857) served longer. Spragens, who came to Centre from the presidency of Stephens College, led Centre into an era which elevated the college into a new prosperity and radically altered the face of the campus.
The Centre community lost a dear friend and exceptional leader Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 with the passing of President Emeritus Thomas A. Spragens.