Klutznick Elected President of American Friends of Hebrew University
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Klutznick Elected President of American Friends of Hebrew University

Philip M. Klutznick was today elected president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University at the annual membership meeting of the organization. Daniel G. Ross, who served as president during the past four years, was elected chairman of the board of directors.

In accepting the presidency of the AFHU, Mr. Klutznick affirmed his “profound conviction that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is destined to occupy an increasingly significant role in furthering human progress everywhere, in providing cultural links with Jewish communities throughout the world, and in shaping Israel’s future.”

Other speakers at the annual membership meeting included Mr. Ross, Professor Aryeh Dvoretzky, vice president of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Bernard Cherrick, executive vice chairman of its board of governors.

In his presidential report, rendered upon the completion of his second consecutive term at the helm of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, Mr. Ross announced that the overall income of the AFHU in the year ended March 31, 1959 was $3, 321, 000. He stressed the increasing importance of AFHU’s Gifts and Legacies program.

Professor Dvoretzky reported on the considerable progress made by the Hebrew University during the past year in its research and teaching programs, as well as in the growth of its student body. He estimated that the enrollment for the coming academic year will be 5,500 and that, in addition, approximately 1,500 students will become part of the student body as a result of the incorporation of the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics into the Hebrew University.

The Hebrew University’s significant contributions to underdeveloped areas of the world were described by Mr. Cherrick. He reported on the growing number of students from African and Asian countries who are studying at the University.