Evan Revere Collins, President from 1949 to 1969. Collins was charming, patrician, and (by his own admission) autocratic as he shepherded the institution from College to University. He was guided by his belief that the University was a positive agent of change, a "rich resource" for understanding and solving social problems. During his tenure, the faculty expanded from 125 to nearly 700, and the student body from 1,500 to more than 10,000. (Photo © Karsh, Ottawa.)