case western reserve university




exhibit title: Our Presidents


David H. Auston

President, Case Western Reserve University, 7/1/1999-4/27/2001

David H. Auston
copyright Herbert Ascherman, Jr.


B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 1962, Engineering Physics

M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 1963, Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1969, Electrical Engineering





Research Physicist, GM Defense Research Laboratory, Santa Barbara, California, 1963-1966

Member, Technical Staff, Physics Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1969-1987

Department Head, Physics Research Division, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1982-1987

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Columbia University, 1987-1994

Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Columbia University, 1989

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, 1990-1994

Provost, Rice University, 1994-1999

Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, Rice University, 1994-1999

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1999-2001


University Numbers
  1999/2000 2000/01
Enrollment 9,601 9,614
Market value of endowment $1,550 billion $1,434 billion
Full time undergraduate tuition $19,200 $20,100


The College of Arts and Sciences completed its fundraising campaign, begun in 1994, with a total attainment of over $90 million.

Worldwide efforts were made to upgrade computer systems to prevent problems anticipated from incorrect processing of the 2000 date - “Y2K.”


Republican George W. Bush won the disputed 2000 U.S. presidential election over Democrat Al Gore.


The final original Peanuts comic strip appeared.


Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first First Lady to win public office.
The University purchased the Mt. Sinai Medical Center property.




Regional Population
Cleveland 478,403  
Cuyahoga  County 1,393,978  


Caution should be taken when comparing financial data across long periods of time. Accounting practices have changed substantially during CWRU's nearly 200-year history. In compiling these numbers, we have relied on the most authoritative contemporaneous sources available.

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, March 2007.