A.B. - Wesleyan University
M.A.T. – Harvard University
Ph.D. – Columbia University

Career Highlights

  • Junior high, high school, community college and university teacher, 1948-56
  • Asst. commissioner for higher education, N.Y. State Education Dept./State Board of Regents, 1056-64
  • University dean for academic development, City University of New York, 1964-67
  • President, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1967-78
  • Chancellor, UNC Charlotte, 1979-89
  • Interim president, University of Massachusetts (five-campus system), 1991-92
  • Interim president, University of North Florida, 1998
  • Chancellor emeritus, UNC Charlotte, 1989-present


UNC Charlotte 1979-1989
  • Laid foundation for the Ben Craig Center business incubator and for the C.C. Cameron Applied Research Center
  • Integrated library catalog with the Internet in 1983
  • Merged colleges of Humanities, Social Behavior, and Science and Mathematics into new College of Arts and Sciences
  • Created the Graduate School
  • Introduced greater range of master’s degree programs and launched cooperative doctoral programs in engineering with N.C. State University and in school administration with UNC Chapel Hill
  • Guided the realization of University Place
  • Oversaw enrollment growth from 8,705 to 12,970
  • Achieved accreditation for programs in all five professional schools
  • Increased academic grants and contracts to more than $1.6 million

Selected Honors

  • Top 100 college and university CEOs in U.S. (presented by Exxon Education Foundation), 1986
  • Honorary degrees from Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland (1976), Wesleyan University (1981), and UNC Charlotte (1988)
  • Hugh McEniry Award for outstanding service to N.C. higher education (presented by N.C. Association of State Colleges and Universities), 1998
  • UNC Charlotte Alumnus by Choice Award, 2002