James Earl Danieley was born on July 28, 1924, and died on November 29, 2016.
He was an American educator.
He was the sixth president of Elon College (1957–1973), a private college in Elon, North Carolina and has contributed over 60 years of service to the school.
He grew up in Alamance County, North Carolina.
Danieley attended Elon College for his undergraduate education from 1941 to 1946.
Then he received his graduate degrees in organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and conducted post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University
James Danieley was first offered a job as freshman chemistry teacher at Elon College which he gladly accepted.
He noted, “There was no question. I loved being at Elon. It was a no-brainer, you don’t even have to think about that. I just came right on back.”
He served as Dean of the college from 1953 to 1956.
The Board of Trustees elected Danieley the sixth president of Elon College, On July 1, 1957, succeeding Leon Edgar Smith who served from 1931 to 1957.
James Danieley passed away at 92 years old.