Arrival at USM
With veterans enrolling under the G.I. Bill, President Cook recruited Greene as head of the Division of Commerce to develop a business program. The Division of Commerce, which had been established only eight years earlier, consisted of three faculty members and two concrete-floored classrooms brimming with students who sat on wooden benches. “Typewriters,” Greene recalled, “dated back to 1918. But I also found a tremendous number of young men who were eager and willing to learn. They wanted to be accountants, economists and business men.” These were the students, in ever-growing numbers, who graduated to successful careers and held their former dean in lasting admiration.