Universities: From Amex to Academe

Businessmen today readily recognize that a good university executive may have the makings of a topflight corporation officer—and universities likewise know that a learned business leader may be just the man to head up a college. Fifteen years ago, when the New York Stock Exchange was searching for a new face to give some depth to its public image, it chose as president George Keith Funston, then head of Trinity College. Last week the pendulum swung the other way when Connecticut's Wesleyan University announced that its new president will be Edwin Deacon Etherington, 41, president of the American Stock...