Articles: Leadership

02/2014

Gone are the days when university CIOs filled their time with trouble-shooting computer bugs and managing servers. While today’s university IT staff are still technical experts, they are now expected to be much more than on-campus tech support.

01/2014
Swarthmore College President Rebecca Chopp says the liberal arts best help students 'learn the tools of learning itself.'

While details of President Obama’s college affordability proposals are not fully known, what is clear is that higher education is going under the microscope to prove its value.

01/2014
Gwendolyn Boyd is Alabama State University’s first female president.

Gwendolyn Boyd has begun her tenure as Alabama State University’s 14th (and first female) president, succeeding William H. Harris, interim president and president emeritus.

01/2014

The challenges for executives operating state-wide higher education Systems and the flagship research universities within those Systems have grown more baffling with each passing year.

01/2014

Universities, research institutions, academics and scientists have increasingly been under the bright light scrutiny of the legal system.

01/2014

As a frontline supervisor in Facilities Management, I often think about succession planning in our various organizations across the globe. I ask myself a lot of questions like; what would happen if our director won a million dollars or was offered that ultimate dream job?

01/2014

Spencer Parker had a plan: Take his high school volleyball stardom to college, spend a couple of years at a smaller school to develop his academic and athletic skills, then move on to a larger setting.

01/2014

Innovation in higher education often involves change, but for many people, that is an unnerving prospect.

12/2013
Leon Botstein says of college admissions: “It’s not an objective process. It’s completely subjective.”

Bard College in New York made news last fall when President Leon Botstein announced that prospective students would no longer be required to submit their grades, SAT or ACT scores, teacher recommendations or the typical personal essay.

12/2013

In today’s competitive higher education market, colleges and universities must prove the value of the degrees they bestow to graduates each year.

12/2013
Jim Clements will become president of Clemson on Jan. 1, after five years leading West Virginia.

Jim Clements will begin his tenure as the 15th president of Clemson University (S.C.) on Jan. 1. He announced his departure back in November as president of West Virginia University after five years in office.

11/2013
Shirley Reed is the founding president of South Texas College.

As the founding president of South Texas College, Shirley Reed has had her share of challenges in an area of high poverty with many families, recently immigrated from Mexico, who might only dream of sending a child to college.

11/2013

For the first time in history, a woman has been appointed to chair the Federal Reserve—among the most important economic policy-making positions in the world.

11/2013

In my experience as president of a university where liberal arts and professional programs serve as complements, I have found that engaging students—both before they arrive on campus, and while they are completing their studies—is vital to creating the overall college experience that students are

11/2013

From the perspective of a retired university president, the expressions of concern from most of America’s higher education leaders about President Obama’s proposed “Plan to Make College More Affordable” are a lot like looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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