A look back at Sheldon Hackney's career

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Sheldon Hackney worked throughout his presidency to strengthen Penn’s relationship with West Philadelphia.

Sheldon Hackney stands with his wife, Lucy, at a commencement ceremony.

Sheldon Hackney was inaugurated as Penn’s sixth president in 1981.

Sheldon Hackney entertains an audience on the banks of the Schuylkill River.

Before coming to Penn, Sheldon Hackney was president of Tulane University.

Sheldon Hackney poses with honorary degree recipients at a Penn commencement.

Sheldon Hackney sits in the grandstand at Boathouse Row.

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