Benno Schmidt Jr.: A Reforming Leader at Yale and CUNY

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Benno Schmidt Jr., a Reforming Leader at Yale and CUNY, Dies at 81”:

Benno C. Schmidt Jr., a constitutional law scholar who became one of the country’s leading education executives, bringing difficult but necessary reforms to Yale and the City University of New York, died at his home in Millbrook, N.Y., in the Hudson Valley.

A child of Manhattan privilege with a perfect academic pedigree, Mr. Schmidt seemed destined to lead a university like Yale. He was president there for six years, during which he fought with the faculty over painful but necessary budget cuts, changes that left many people bitter but the university better off in its finances and academic direction.