Dr. George S. Wise Elected President of Tel Aviv University

Dr. George S. Wise, businessman and sociologist of New York and Mexico, was elected president of the Tel Aviv University by the Board of Governors. He was the only candidate proposed, and was recommended to the Board by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.

Dr. Wise is the first man to be elected president of the university which is seven years old and has an enrollment of 1,700 students. In his speech of acceptance, he said he would strive to further the university’s academic standards, and to develop a university campus in Ramat Aviv.

Dr. Wise has been a governor of the Hebrew University since 1949, and from 1953 to 1962, was chairman of the board. He was born in Pinsk, in 1906, and came to the United States in 1926. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1950. He has lectured both at Columbia and the University of Mexico on sociology.

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