Harold W. Browning, 1893-1987, graduated from Rhode Island State College in 1914, and received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He was Director of Graduate Studies, Dean of Men, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Vice President, and Vice President Emeritus of the University at the University of Rhode Island. During his tenure, he played a prominent role in attaining university status for the school. A men’s dorm was named in Dr. Browning’s honor. He was also a prominent Mason, 33rd degree, held a number of civic posts, and was active in religious organizations.