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Philosophers of Possibility -- Katrina Rogers, Fielding Graduate University

Harry Boyte | Posted 09.02.2016 | College
Harry Boyte

Rogers found that "you have to be engaged for the long term," not simply show up. The field of democratic engagement and conflict resolution has crucial insights, like finding common interests and the craft of negotiation.

What's Behind Failures in College Governance? Lack of Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.15.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In September 2012, I chose to begin to contribute to the national conversation about higher education by tackling the concept of leadership in one of ...

College Presidents As Stewards Of Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Harry Boyte

America is in great need of leaders who rise above everyday routines and bitter controversies to become stewards of democracy. I have come to believe presidents, among others, can take on this role.

College Presidents In Cleveland Would Rather Not Talk About Trump

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.19.2016 | College

It’s hard not to have an opinion about Donald Trump. He has proposed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border; called for deporting American ci...

Father Knows Best: Admissions Advice From a College President Dad

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
L. Jay Lemons

As a college president - and a college parent - I have a dual familiarity with the college search and admissions process. I understand intimately how ...

Not the Disruption We Need

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.14.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

It's one thing for a board to hire a president who can incite necessary change; it's quite another to pour gasoline all over the house.

College President Fires Professors Who Criticized His 'Drown The Bunnies' Comment [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.12.2016 | College

UPDATE: Feb. 12 -- At a faculty meeting on Friday afternoon, Mount St. Mary’s University President Simon Newman reinstated the professors he had fir...

10 Strategies for Colleges to Retain and Graduate First-Generation Students

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Carol J. Carter

All faculty and support staff need a basic frame of reference on access and equity issues. They must be able to engage students in meaningful ways to respect differences and promote a variety of opinions. College, after all, is about learning to respect and value yourself while learning and working with people whose views you may not hold, but whose collaboration you need.

Why College Presidents Need to Speak Up

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.20.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

A university president should have the advantage of reflecting knowledge, viewpoints and research grounded in long-term scientific investigation, vetted by institutional experts and carefully readied for distribution without the daily pressures of political leverage or media deadlines.

A Wish List for College Presidents

Elura Nanos | Posted 12.04.2015 | College
Elura Nanos

College presidents spend the majority of their time asking on behalf of their institutions. Requests for alumni donations, research funding, parental support, student involvement or staff compliance are made in an effort to preserve and expand on the college's (real or imagined) greatness.

Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University, and the Battles We Choose to Fight

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I don't really care one way or the other whether Princeton erases Woodrow Wilson from its history - except to the extent that such an action would inevitably invite an endless array of similar claims that would both fundamentally distort the realities of our history and distract attention from the real issues of deeply-rooted injustice in our contemporary society that we need to take seriously today.

Rise Up, Education Leaders

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

We are being terrorized -- but not by the shooters. Instead, it's the gun lobby and the cowardly politicians throughout our country. Politicians at the state and federal level don't have the courage to step up and stand up for our children, our friends and our neighbors. It's time for us to stop looking to them for direction.

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.16.2016 | College
Charu Sharma

Lynn Pasquerella is the President of Mount Holyoke College, the first institution in the U.S. to grant women college degrees. President Pasquerella is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1985 from Brown University.

Survey Says: The 2015 Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's an interesting mix of numbers, hopes and prayers with the worry passed on to the next crop of presidents.

No Equal in the World: Leadership Advice for New College Presidents

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
L. Jay Lemons

The college presidency has become a high-risk occupation. All the old challenges - fundraising, strategic planning, managing enrollment, protecting st...

Incoming UT-Austin President Requested A Lower Salary

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 05.13.2015 | College

While nine public university presidents made more than $1 million in 2013, incoming University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves didn't want...

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Clueless About Sexual Assault On Campus | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

College and university presidents largely think their campuses are free of problems with sexual assault, a new Inside Higher Ed survey shows. Seven...

Some Thoughts on What College Presidents Think

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Consumers are voters. National political leaders looking at poll numbers understand their importance in elections. It's time to stem the endless media discussions on sticker price and post college employment by providing real metrics.

Leadership Decision-Making: Lessons From a Blizzard

Karen Gross | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Karen Gross

Decisions by leaders are fraught with risk. No matter what decisions leaders make or fail to make, whether on profound or trivial issues, they are bound to be criticized.

A New Priority: Looking Ahead to College with My Transgender Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Maines

Not long ago, one quote jumped out at me, "I just wish the administration would at least acknowledge our existence." That student's statement reminded me that transgender students are still "separate but equal" at universities across the nation.

Sony CEO Considering NYU Presidency, Leaked Emails Show

NYU Local | Posted 12.28.2014 | College

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has his eye on John Sexton’s job, a series of leaked correspondences suggests. Following a November hack on...

Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the time the offer is made, the Screening Committee has assured itself that they have managed to attract a uniquely qualified candidate who represents the very best of the search firm's virtual rolodex.

Reflections of a University President, One Year into the Job

Joseph I. Castro | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Joseph I. Castro

Just over a year ago, I began serving as the eighth President of California State University, Fresno. I had big shoes to fill following my predecessor, who served for 23 years. I wanted to share with other new presidents a few lessons I have learned.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

Chalk Dust

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The technology is nice, but I like being back at the chalkboard. In any early class, I was really getting into it, throwing up a lot of chalk dust. Halfway through, I noticed students snickering, and that's never a good sign.