Wheeler's twenty-year administration enrollment and
faculty tripled, eleven permanent granite and concrete
buildings were added to the Berkeley landscape, twenty
new departments were established at Berkeley, research
funds were created for faculty use, and research stations
were built in other California locations.
a scholar in classics who received his Ph.D. from a
German university, taught at Cornell for thirteen years
before coming to California; he was known as a link
between faculty and students and also between the university
and the community. He was a forceful figure who convinced
the regents to delegate to him several important powers,
among them the responsibility for all faculty appointments.