University presidents coming from a more diverse background

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There’s a reason the job descriptions for university presidents are painted with a wide brush.

Most, if not all, profiles for university presidents — like the one released by the University of Nebraska last week — call for dynamic, innovative and visionary leaders capable of impacting great change while effectively communicating with everyone who might interact with the institution at any number of levels.

It’s easy to get lost in the litany of superlatives universities use to describe their next leader.

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