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Rising Stars

You may not have heard of these five college leaders before, but we suspect you'll be hearing a lot from them.
University Business, Nov 2006

Here in the University Business offices, we often hear about college and university leaders who are doing great things for their institutions, yet they don't always garner the same attention that a larger or more elite school leader might receive. The following profiles are our attempt to begin rectifying that. We sought the recommendations of trustworthy sources around the country, and then chose this initial group of "rising stars"-Roy Nirschel, Roger Williams University (R.I.); John Fry, Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.); Shirley Reed, South Texas College; Laura Skandera Trombley, Pitzer College (Calif.); and G. David Pollack, Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.)-because we believe that good ideas and noteworthy achievements can be recognized by anyone, no matter the size of the institution.

When the board at this Rhode Island university began searching for the institution's new president, they knew they wanted a leader. They got a change agent. <a href="/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=615">More...</a>

This president has made a long-term commitment to improving the institution's Pennsylvania home. It's a challenge he has tackled before. <a href="/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=616">More...</a>

A clear vision and the ability to get others on board have been instrumental in this first-time president's role in building a community college from scratch. <a href="/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=618">More...</a>

Known for her close connection with students and faculty, this leader knows that moving ahead is about working together. <a href="/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=619">More...</a>

Strong leadership in a crisis pulled students, faculty, and the community together. <a href="/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=620">More...</a>