Teaching in human biology was my primary activity during the early 1970s. Concurrently, a succession of assignments outside of the medical school gradually led to my effectively moving out of the Department of Psychiatry. Amid the turmoil that engulfed Stanford during the Vietnam War, a committee was established to advise the president on campus unrest. I succeeded David Hamburg on the committee in 1969, when Kenneth S. Pitzer had recently become president and Richard W. Lyman was provost. 1 My membership on the committee helped to bring me further to the attention of the university administration. Consequently, when the university made an attempt to douse the fires by establishing an Office of the Ombudsman, they turned to me.