Being Lucky: Reminiscences and Reflections (Indiana)

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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, Wells’s 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.

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In the early chapters of this book Herman Wells recalls his boyhood in a small Indiana town, the strong influence of his parents, and his pioneering work for the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions during the Depression. In ten reflective chapters on the presidency itself, Dr. Wells gives us his views, lighthearted as well as serious, on how to run a university, and specifically how he approached the job at Indiana. Being Lucky is full of the reflections, advice, wit, and wisdom of a remarkable man.

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Herman B Wells (1902–2000) served Indiana University in a variety of capacities, most notably as its 11th president and as chancellor, and was pivotal in IU’s development into a world-class institution of higher learning.

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