Learning from a Leader

Over the past couple of months, I have spent some time learning about former Indiana University President and Chancellor Dr. Herman B Wells.  Despite having a hectic schedule, I have found it relaxing to take a little time to learn about things outside of the rigors of my studies.  Chancellor Wells was a visionary leader who guided Indiana University through a period of tremendous growth, with the student body expanding from roughly 3,000 students to almost 30,000 students by the time he left the presidency.  While I won’t attempt to recount everything he achieved (that is done much more eloquently in his autobiography, Being Lucky as well as his biography by James Capshew), I would like to point out some things that resonated with me.

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Former IU President and Chancellor Dr. Herman B Wells (photo courtesy of http://indianapublicmedia.org/about/wells-profiles/)

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