Everett Case was educated at Princeton, Cambridge and Harvard. He served as the president of Colgate College from 1942 to 1962. After leaving Colgate, Case enjoyed a prestigious and varied career that spanned academia and industry. He was president and chief executive officer of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, president of the American Council on Education, chairman of National Educational Television (NET), and board member of IBM World Trade, the Committee for Economic Development and the Fund for Financial Aid to Education. Additionally, he was an alumni trustee of Princeton, board member of the Sloan-Kettering Foundation and a member of the Harvard Overseers Committee. He received 13 honorary degrees. A true renaissance man, the educator and financier was also a poet, pianist, and composer.