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Charles E. Perry Print E-mail
Charles E. Perry arrived at Bowling Green in 1955, and his legacy continues across campus to this day. Not only is the Perry Field House on the northeast edge of campus named in his honor, but Perry was instrumental in the creation of the Falcon Club, helping provide financial assistance to the athletic scholarship fund.

Perry grew up in Logan, West Virginia, and played onDoyt Perry's Falcon football team from 1955-58, setting many kicking records during his time at BG. After school, he served as Director of Admissions at Bowling Green. In 1969, Perry and three associates turned an old airport near Miami, Florida into Florida International University. Later that year, at age 31, he was named the first president of the university, the youngest state university president in the country.

Perry passed away on August 30, 1999 at the age of 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986.
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