Education: TEN TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENTS

Main job of a State university president is to handle his State Legislature. Big, blond, booming Robert Gordon Sproul, 48, an ambitious executive and politician-president of the University of California, who recently turned down a $50,000 bank presidency, gets on well with his. Moreover he runs though not the world's best, the world's biggest university, with 24,000 fulltime students, seven campuses. Minnesota's Guy Stanton Ford, 66, is Sproul's opposite—small, frail, quietly witty, a famed history scholar who favors the theoretical rather than the practical side of politics. His institution comes close to being...

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