John Meng


Thomas Hunter

Joseph A. Gillet

Edward Sanford Burgess

George Samler Davis

James Michael Kieran

Eugene A. Colligan

George Nauman Shuster

Eleanor Hunsdon Grady

John Meng

Mary Latimer Gambrell

Robert D. Cross

F. Joachim Weyl

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

Joseph Shenker

Donna E. Shalala

Tilden John LeMelle

Paul LeClerc

Blanche Davis Blank

David Armand Caputo

Evangelos John Gizis

Jennifer J. Raab



Order: 6th

Dates: 1960 - 1967

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Meng began teaching in 1931 as an “assistant in politics” at the Catholic University of America, from which he earned his degrees.  In 1938, he went to Queens College, which he served as chair of the department of political science and, later, as chair of the division of social sciences.  He joined the Hunter faculty in 1948 as a professor of history and soon was appointed the first dean of administration, in which position he also had executive control of the Bronx campus (today, Lehman College).  During his term of office, Dr. Meng presided over the expansion of graduate and undergraduate enrollment in the liberal arts and teacher education; he advocated, and secured approval for, the College’s transition to co-education; and he strongly supported the creation of the City University.

Finding Aid for John Meng Collection, 1960-1967