Capital and Gown at Oxford
When Oxford University appointed John A. Hood vice-chancellor last fall, the venerable institution made a sharp break with tradition. Although Hood, a New Zealander, attended Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and holds a doctorate in engineering, he is the first vice-chancellor to come from outside Oxford's academic ranks. Hood worked in business for 19 years, running both the construction and pulp-and-paper arms of Fletcher Challenge, a New Zealand conglomerate. He became vice-chancellor of the University of Auckland in 1999.
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