Charles G. Maphis
Charles Gilmore Maphis was born in 1865 in Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He attended Peabody College, and later received a Doctorate of Pedagogy from Davidson College. Maphis served as a Dean for the University of Virginia from 1935 to 1945. He served as Dean of School of General Studies as well as the Dean of the Summer Quarter. Maphis was a Professor of Education at the University of Virginia outside of his administrative positions. He founded the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia in 1927 with then-president Edwin A. Alderman. This Institute focused on communicating politics, international affairs, and current events to the public, and it ran until his death in 1938.