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“In the beginning, I was focused on developing systems and processes. Now, I see that role becoming more of a mentor and facilitator of performance improvement.”

Garnett Stokes, the next president of The University of New Mexico, was one of the last remaining leaders employed at University of Missouri since before the 2015 protests.

Garnett Stokes will be the next president of The University of New Mexico.

Here are seven things higher ed search leaders and administrators believe campus administrators must do in the coming year to get the job done.

“No margin, no mission!” is how one respondent to UB’s 2018 Outlook survey of campus leaders described the high stakes involved in raising more tuition revenue, non-tuition revenue and fundraising dollars in 2018.

By aligning goals, HR helps employees see the big picture, proves its value as a business partner, and retains the talent needed for the institution to move forward and accomplish its mission.

Seth Bodnar is the 18th president of the University of Montana.

Seth Bodnar, 38, left General Electric Transportation to become the 18th president of the University of Montana.

George Birnbaum is New York-based attorney specializing in the academic, finance and media sectors.

What can senior academic executives do to protect themselves in an axe-happy environment? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

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.

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