By: Lindsay MacIntosh
William Carmichael

Rhodes Scholar Becomes Youngest Dean

In 1962, William D. Carmichael, a 32-year-old Rhodes scholar and economist from Princeton was named the fourth dean. He focused his attention on strengthening the faculty, hiring Thomas R. Dyckman, David Ahlers, Jerome Hass, and L. Joseph Thomas—eminent researchers and scholars who, along with Hal Bierman Jr. and Sy Smidt, formed the heart of the school’s teaching faculty and thought leaders for several decades.