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Melissa Vito is the senior vice president for student affairs, enrollment management and strategic initiatives at the University of Arizona. 

What do successful models of career services look like? Here’s what I’ve learned at The University of Arizona.

Source: “The Representation and Pay of Women and Minorities in Higher Education Administration: Institutions That Are Getting It Right,” cupahr.org, 2017

In many cases, institutions are not creating a more inclusive atmosphere for top female and minority administrators by paying them as much as their white, male peers.

Ask higher education insiders about the traditional pathway to the Presidency and they will tell you it goes through academics – typically stepping up from the role of Chief Academic Officer.  

Those of us in higher education and in the nonprofit sector know the importance of effective storytelling, yet we often fall prey to telling stories that we want to tell instead of what our audiences desire to read or hear.

Nido Qubein is president of High Point University in North Carolina.

Instead of hoping that mentorship happens, we have to help both students and our colleagues understand the fundamentals of making these connections.

David Munson is the new president of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. (Joseph Xu).

David Munson is the new president of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Daniel J. Borgia, newly appointed academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, was founding director of the Florida Gulf Coast University Institute of Chinese Studies, where he developed exchange agreements with Chinese universities.

Bryant University in Rhode Island has appointed Daniel J. Borgia to be academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, the first and only American university in Zhuhai, China.

Under Jairy Hunter’s leadership, Charleston Southern changed its name when it achieved university status, dropping the word “Baptist” in 1990.

Jairy Hunter has spent the majority of his career with a few thousand students at small, private Charleston Southern University, but he rose through the ranks at a series of larger, public institutions.

After earning a master’s degree in student personnel, Hunter became assistant to the president at Blue Ridge Community College, also in North Carolina, where he began to learn the intricacies of running a campus.

Who could conceive that the Granite State would adopt as its motto part of the historic volunteer toast offered by General John Stark in his response declining the invitation to head up the 32nd reunion of the Battle of Bennington – “Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils.” Now more than 200 years later, the venerable words, live free or die, adorn New Hampshire motor vehicles.

The Fulbright program is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and understanding, and Fulbright’s Group Projects Abroad allow small, focused cohorts of American teachers and scholars to travel and to learn together. In June 2017, a number of Gettysburg College faculty and K-12 teachers from South Central PA traveled to China to study points of similarity and disparity between the American and Chinese educational systems.

Their form and function may vary, but there’s one trait nearly every president’s residence has in common: It’s much more than just a home.

Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh is vice president of equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon, and a professor of political science.

As more leaders in higher education are being called to task, we have to come to the realization that public humiliation is becoming a condition of leadership in higher education.

What has been the biggest operational efficiency game changer in the last couple of years?

Jonathan Holloway, now provost of Northwestern University, was dean of Yale College and chair of the department of African American Studies.

Jonathan Holloway is now provost of Northwestern University.

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