When the subject of faculty and headmistress was brought up, Mrs. Craddock raised her
hand and volunteered that she knew someone who would be perfect – Annie C. Whiteside,
the Registrar and Director of Administration at Randolph- Macon Women's College.
Miss Whiteside would be retiring that June.
Perkins told Mrs. Craddock that was a wonderful idea, to recruit Miss. Whiteside.
Henceforth, Mrs. Craddock would be in charge of faculty and curriculum for the new
Mrs. Craddock, who was also a woman of action, approached Annie C. Whiteside and
offered her the job. She took the position with the understanding that she would only
serve for 5 years, after which she intended to retire.
The first goal in making the school a reality was accomplished!