Leslie C. "Skip" Daniel, Jr.

Kyle Keith, Portrait Artist
Skip Daniel's portrait now graces the Dining Hall. A Germantown native, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ole Miss. After working at Southern Bell Telephone Company, he came to MUS in 1967. Skip taught economics and geography, and coached eighth-grade football and basketball before he became business manager in 1970. He oversaw five expansion projects and a doubling of enrollment during his 30 years in this position.
Skip instilled the values of hard work and thoughtful monetary choices, most memorably through his long-running stock market competition in his many economics courses. A world traveler and honorable man, Skip Daniel received the Jean Barbee Hale Award for Outstanding Service for his devotion to MUS and his students. The gate on Park Avenue is named for him, to honor his loyalty and impact on MUS.