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William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education

William A. Link


Few North Carolinians have been as well known or as widely respected as William Friday. The former president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) remained prominent in public affairs in the state and elsewhere throughout his life, and ranked as one of the most important American university presidents of the post-World War II era. The second edition of this comprehensive biography traces Friday's long and remarkable career and commemorates his legendary life. Friday's thirty years as president of the university, from 1956 to 1986, spanned the greatest period of growth for higher education ... More

Keywords: North Carolinians, William Friday, higher education, nationwide commissions, task forces, nonprofits, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469611853
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469611860_Link


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William A. Link, author