he created a national political network of schools, newspapers, and the National Negro Business League (founded in 1901).
In 1915, moton left the Hampton Institute to accept a post as Tuskegee Institute in Alabama as its second president after the death of founder Booker T. Washington.
The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center began in 1923 as an old soldiers' home in Tuskegee, Alabama. It was originally called the Tuskegee Home,
At Tuskegee Institute, President Patterson (1935-1953) was responsible for transforming the Institute into a full-fledged university with graduate programs that exist to this day. Over the course of his Presidency he founded the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Commercial Dietetics program, and spearheaded the University's engineering and commercial aviation programs.