[Lloyd H. Elliott] delegated broad authority over hiring and academic policy to vice presidents, deans and department chairmen, though last week several professors said privately that he had not acted strongly enough to attract top faculty and students.
Elliott drives to work in a 1982 Chevrolet, rides the subway to appointments downtown, and works in a plainly furnished modern office. But he has become a well-connected part of Washington's business structure, lunching at the Cosmos Club and serving on the boards, at various times, of American Security Bank, Woodward & Lothrop, Bell Atlantic, the Perpetual Building Association and the National Geographic Society.
"After a long weekend of doing nothing, I'll probably be bored stiff," Elliott said. "But it will be time to retire and give someone else a chance." CAPTION:During Lloyd H. Elliott's presidency, GW's endowment has risen to $214 million.
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