Colleges: A Search for Distinction

Speaking to 2,000 sun-warmed students, faculty and guests in the Greek Theater of Mills College, Student President Deborah Campbell caught the essence of the occasion in terms that only students at a women's school can fully appreciate. Said she: "There's a new man around campus." Indeed there is. Last week Robert Joseph Wert, 45, a tall (6 ft. 3 in.), handsome former vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at nearby Stanford, was inaugurated the ninth president of the West's best—and almost only—nonsectarian liberal arts college for girls. He succeeds the retiring C. Easton Rothwell, who led...

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