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EXCERPTA Dynamic AttitudeNine months into his first year as president, Cornelis de Kiewiet convinced the Board of Trustees to merge the colleges for men and women on the River Campus. And by the time he retired a decade later, he had helped change public thinking about supporting higher education: rather than charity, it was a social and economic necessity.By Janice Bullard Pieterse
historyCHANGING PLACES: “A university is never fully mature. It must grow and change, else it languishes and loses its place,” de Kiewiet said when he was named University president. (Photo: University Libraries/Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation) More . . .