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The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

Considering Leadership in the 21st Century: Storytelling, Responsibility and Credibility

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 11.07.2013 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

One of the initial feelings I have on sabbatical is gratitude. Thankful for the support of my university and family, I am taking time to revisit the disciplines that inspire me: writing, music, film and leadership.

Putting Strategy, Ambition and Guts Back Into College Fundraising

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the fundamental mistakes made by presidents is to confuse what donors want with what their institution needs.

Acting Presidential

Chris Maples | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Chris Maples

Self awareness is a key quality in allowing a president to understand if he or she fits well with his or her university. The key, as I see it, to leading is to be predictable, even-keeled, unflappable, honorable, enthusiastic, vociferous, and pick your battles well.

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

Petraeus at Princeton? Generals Shouldn't Run Certain Institutions

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

This development raises an important question: Why would an educational institution want a military commander to lead it?

A Historical Day at the University of Alabama

Dr. Robert Exley | Posted 01.04.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Exley

The only question that I have is: "What took the University of Alabama so long to choose a woman president?"

Leading by Learning

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Not taking an institution's history into account will almost certainly guarantee a president will fail and soon be on the job market again.

On Blogs and Blogging

Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD

When I began this new blog a few weeks ago I did not expect it to become a forum for debate among faculty, staff, students and alumni of Alliant.

Tyler Kingkade

She's Back: University Board Reverses President's Ouster | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.11.2012 | College

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as president of the flagship campus, capping 16 ...

When College Presidents Exit the Public Square

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.17.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

William Ayers said that democracy requires dialogue, but that too many academics refuse to express their opinions.

University Presidents Admit: We Like Money More than Fairness In College Football

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

E. Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, has voiced a position which many school presidents ascribe to, when he says that he is violently and irrationally opposed to a playoff system.