Born: May 17, 1911 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 92 years of age.
1911 - Born on May 17th in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania.
1952 - Was chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
1958 - He became president of the university system, which he turned into a model for public universities nationwide.
1963 - In his best known book, The Uses of the University, he presented his vision for the role of a university, or “multiversity,” in the modern world.
1967 - Caught in the middle between student protesters and a conservative Board of Regents, Kerr was dismissed by the Board in February for reasons which included his handling of student demonstrations.
- Chairman of Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
1970 - He chaired the influential Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education and authored the Commission report, “Three Thousand Futures”.
2003 - Died on December 1st in El Cerrito, California.
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