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Scott Cowen May Be Leaving Tulane, but His Legacy Will Be Felt for Years to Come

Brandon Faske | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Brandon Faske

He wants to and should be remembered for at least two things "helping Tulane and New Orleans go through the hardest times in their respective histories" and "creating an environment of civic engagement."

Why Become a College President?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Presidents meet interesting people, promote big ideas, and affect the lives of countless students. They watch as students and families live dreams that are limited only by their imagination. College remains that one special place where dreams still matter.

Enjoy the Fishbowl

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 02.09.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Being a college or university president is not for everyone. Unfortunately, many who become presidents seem not to understand the fact they will being living in a fishbowl.

U of L: Maintaining Trajectory Through Change

Dr. James Ramsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. James Ramsey

We've engaged our entire campus community, community leaders and our Board of Trustees in this ambitious endeavor to figure out how we can better serve our students, the Louisville community and the Commonwealth.

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.

Diverse Conversations: The Benefits of an Online Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Over the past decade, the number of online colleges and universities has grown exponentially. This has led to many debates over the efficacy and overa...

Harvard's 'Boot Camp' for New College Presidents

Matt Weber | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Matt Weber

What should a president do to become an effective fundraiser? How does one live in the spotlight of the presidency?

Is It Worth It?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.

Part One: A Quaker Liberal Arts College Assesses Its President?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

On June 30, 2014, President Kent Chabotar's current contract comes to an end. Whether Chabotar and the Board of Trustees decide to continue his tenure as president beyond that date is unknown.

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.

Look at the Whole Chessboard

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

I recognize the fiscally conservative approach I am advocating means projects will be delayed. So what? Is it better to get something done now and jeopardize the college's future or accomplish a goal over time without putting the college at risk?

Avoiding Institutional Amnesia

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

The loss of institutional memory presents a major problem to a new president. Presidents need to do whatever they can to prevent the mistakes of the past from being repeated. And the best way do so? By remembering those mistakes.

What Can We Learn from University of Virginia?

Rick Mann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Rick Mann, Ph.D.

What can we learn from UVA? When we neglect the need to be collaborative and communicative with the wide variety of stakeholders, something bad is going to happen.

Presidential Politics (College Edition)

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.18.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

I have no special insight into what might have caused Teresa Sullivan's abrupt departure as president of UVA. However, having been a college president for two decades, I do know this: these are not jobs for people with a low tolerance for risk.

Student Resigns As Student President, Then Robs A Bank?

Posted 03.05.2012 | College

When Meghan Darcy Melnyk resigned from her position as student body president of Mount Royal University last month, she told others she was "burnt out...

Private College Salaries Of More Than $1 Million Paid To 23 Presidents

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fast-growing group of millionaire private college and university presidents hit a new record in recent years, and it's likely more college leaders...