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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.

Nationwide, the scope of faculty and staff housing programs varies as much as campus locations do.

Models of Excellence was created in response to higher ed leaders across the country recognizing that striving for institutional excellence requires taking a fresh look at student success.

We created Models of Excellence in 2015, as the definition of student success took on new meaning.

Steven Combs, who was appointed chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus, plans to build a leadership team and find organizational cost-savings through shared services.

Steven Combs is taking on the role of chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus in Indiana.

Women are underrepresented in technology leadership across all industries, making up just 19 percent of CIOs, according to a 2016 analysis by management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

The National Center for Women and Information Technology created a comprehensive list of tips for writing job ads that reduce unconscious bias.

Women are underrepresented in technology leadership across all industries, making up just 19 percent of CIOs, according to a 2016 analysis by management consulting firm Korn Ferry. In higher education, the picture’s slightly better, with women accounting for 22 percent of CIOs in 2017—but that’s down from 28 percent in 2016, according to the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies. Here's a closer look at current and aspiring female CIOs in higher ed. 

Source: Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies, 2017

Eric F. Spina is president of the University of Dayton.

At University of Dayton, an artistic arrangement of three aligned chairs, a pulpit, an inscribed wall, a bench and the walkway that passes through it all express a shared commitment to bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to work for justice. 

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