Executives: Goodbye, Academe

Many college presidents are one part educator and three parts corporate executive—and in his 17 years as president of the University of Delaware, Dr. John A. Perkins, 52, has combined the duties well. Delaware had 4,000 students at all levels when he came; today it has 11,000. Perkins increased the university's physical plant from $15 million worth of buildings to $66 million, increased the library's book collection from 155,000 volumes to half a million, quintupled research funds, lured more faculty members with doctorates and found time to spur on a winning football...

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