George Cluff

Born on April 29th, 1869, George Cluff was a recent graduate from Brigham Young Academy, when he became the second principal of the college.

Recognizing a need for the college to grow beyond its one-room building, Cluff was able to move the college into a larger facility in Thatcher (the Tithing Office).  The move considerably enhanced the college's ability to teach students.

However,  the college experienced several financially difficult years.  In 1893, there was a  stock market crash that led to a general downturn of the economy.  The college was not immune to this slowdown, but under Cluff's leadership, the school was able to collect enough donations from community members to keep the school open during four trying years.