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College Presidents

Using the Pulpit a College Presidency Provides

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Presidents need to know why they were hired and what their job is; they need to know, too, after doing what they were hired to do, they also have an opportunity to speak out and involve the college in the community.

Texas Presidents Will Get Higher Pay Under New Plan

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.24.2012 | College

University of Texas presidents already receive half a million dollar salaries, but now they could be in store for a bonus as well. A resolution pas...

When Bosses Say "Flexibility," It Means Job Destruction

Francis Shor | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit
Francis Shor

While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.

The Need to Lead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One definition of a college president is that he or she lives in a big house and carries a tin cup to search for money. A more accurate analysis might be that a president has a corporate title working as a 19th century political boss trying to manage a medieval craft guild.

Responding to the Graying Presidency

Michael Benson | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Michael Benson

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education cover story detailed the "graying presidency" and the inherent challenges are facing in grooming the next generation of university chief executives.

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.

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.

Why Does ANYONE Want To Be A College President?

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 09.04.2012 | College

Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It...

Building on Out of the Crisis

Thomas Sullivan | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Thomas Sullivan

There is one book that is especially meaningful to me; one that I often peruse just to re-charge my batteries and refine my understanding of how to manage this business we call Cleary University. The book is Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming.

Tyler Kingkade

UVA Turmoil Is 'Exhibit A' Of Troubles Public Colleges Face | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- It’s a rough time to be running a public university. Teresa Sullivan's sudden removal as president of the University of Virginia, and...

Addressing Vision, Challenges, Pace of Change in Academe

Jeff Abernathy | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Jeff Abernathy

At Alma College, the pressures are many as well and considerably more existential in nature than for the elite institutions across the land.

Without a Trace

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Students deserve an explanation about our president's resignation. If mistakes were made, students should know specifically what the next president ought to improve on, so we can best participate in assessing a new candidate.

Ethics in the Helping Professions: Moving From Swats to Consciousness

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Can we lead our students and mentees, indeed our selves, and our colleagues, with visions of a nobler world? I think we can.

The 14 Highest Paid Public College Presidents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.30.2012 | College

Public universities may be suffering disinvestment from state governments, but their presidents are still taking home hefty salaries. According to ...

SLIDESHOW: 28 College Presidents Pledge Portion Of Salary To Fight Poverty

Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

Some of the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom. Twenty-eight U.S. college presidents are teaching on a global scale as they sign on ...

Fake College Presidents Tweet About Embarrassing Undergrads And Being 'Sexiled'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

Don't be fooled; that wasn't really your college's president tweeting that he was "sexiled" or that he planned to "mic check" Rick Perry's speech on c...

What College Presidents Can Gain From Tweeting

Amanda Walgrove | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Amanda Walgrove

College presidents who make their forays into social media can serve to further personalize their institutions through online engagement and foster connection with a vast digital audience interested in the workings of an educational institution.

Delaware State University Makes "Giving Back" Part of the Educational Experience

Dr. Harry L. Williams | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Dr. Harry L. Williams

Delaware State University held its first-ever Inspired Day of Service on March 31, in which about 250 DSU students worked on community service projects at five separate locations throughout the state.

College Presidents Don't Think They Have Control Over Their Own Sports Programs: Report

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.08.2012 | College

-- More than two-thirds of college presidents surveyed believe recent sports scandals have compromised the reputation of higher education as a whole,...

Corporate Campuses

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.09.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

The astounding rise in the salaries of college and university presidents symbolizes a disturbing transformation of the university, a transformation that underscores a shift in our cultural values.

The 10 Highest Paid College Presidents: Chronicle Of Higher Education List

AP/Huffington Post | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 02.04.2012 | College

As the economy staggered, private college presidents enjoyed modest raises and saw the ranks of those making at least $1 million swell from 33 to 36 -...

Grant Cornwell: Global Thinker and President of the College of Wooster

Jim Luce | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Jim Luce

My father went to Andover, Dartmouth and Yale. Yet I attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, and three decades later I can say I owe who I am to the four years this institution gave me.

10 Challenges For College Presidents This School Year

The Huffington Post | L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 11.15.2011 | College

The role of a college president is centuries old. So it would be natural to assume that as this academic year begins, we presidents can slip into a ve...

Want a Cheaper, Better College Experience? Stop the Rankings and Let Go of Tradition

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.13.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

The annual college rankings from U.S. News & World Report were released Tuesday, and you'll find plenty of news coverage and commentary about the influence (or hype) of this annual guide.

A Call to Reassert Our National Leadership Over College Sports

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 10.09.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Kirk Schulz, the president of Kansas State University, is one of more than 50 college leaders who will travel to Indianapolis early next week for a high-level NCAA retreat.