Ross S. Bean

Previously a science teacher and secretary-treasurer of the school, Ross Bean was appointed by the board to be the acting president after President Leland H. Creer resigned from his position in 1925. Bean was president one year only (1925-1926).

During this year, Arizona Universities and Colleges began to accept Gila College credits as equivalent to freshman and sophomore work.

Additional improvements included an increase in the number of student dances, fewer discipline problems, and the first drama play to the community. Afterwards, dramas became a special way to raise money for the social program.

Financially the year was comparatively prosperous and when spring came, the college had a cash-on-hand balance of $1,720.78.

Ross S. Bean was a fine leader during his presidency, and his term was very successful.