Being lucky : reminiscences and reflections / Herman B Wells.
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- ISBN: 9780253006165 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0253006163 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 493 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 
- Copyright: ©1980
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Indiana University > Presidents > Biography.
College presidents > Indiana > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators.
EDUCATION / Higher.
- Indiana University Press
In this absorbing autobiography, Herman B Wells, the legendary former president of Indiana University, recalls his small-town boyhood, the strong influence of his parents, his pioneering work with Indiana banks during the Great Depression, and his connection with IU, which began as a student when the still provincial school had fewer than 3,000 students. At the end of his 25-year tenure as president, IU was a university with an international reputation and a student body that would soon exceed 30,000. Both lighthearted and serious, Wellsâs reflections describe in welcome detail how he approached the job, his observations on administration, his thoughts on academic freedom and tenure, his approach to student and alumni relations, and his views on the role of the university as a cultural center. Being Lucky is a nourishing brew of the memories, advice, wit, and wisdom of a remarkable man.