Education: Great Mouthpiece

If U.S. college presidents had ever had a union, the man at the head of it would undoubtedly have been 72-year-old Guy Everett Snavely. As a matter of fact, for the past 17 years he has been running the nearest thing to a union the presidents have—the powerful Association of American Colleges. Last week, as he announced his retirement as executive director in favor of President Theodore A. Distler of Franklin and Marshall College, Guy Snavely could, as much as anyone else, lay claim to making the A.A.C. the Great Mouthpiece of U.S. colleges.

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