Kevin Kiley

Kevin Kiley covers management and finance for Inside Higher Ed. He joined Inside Higher Ed in April 2011. A North Carolina native, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and graduated in 2010 with a degree in political science and journalism. At UNC, Kevin covered and edited university news for four years at The Daily Tar Heel and shared the state's top award for higher-education reporting with two other writers his senior year. Before coming to Inside Higher Ed, Kevin was an intern at The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Arizona Republic and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Kevin enjoys running, nonfiction books and his home state.

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August 14, 2013
The state has created tax-free zones around its universities as part of an effort to stimulate economic development. Officials hope to take academic-corporate partnerships beyond the typical ties.
August 7, 2013
Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.
August 6, 2013
Longtime higher education scholar Robert Zemsky tries to get at what’s actually keeping higher education from making changes. His answer? A lot.
July 30, 2013
E. Gordon Gee, who stepped down as president of Ohio State University on July 1, will make $5.8 million over the next five years as part of a new contract with the university. According to the contract, Gee will serve as a tenured professor in Ohio State's law school and his responsibilities will include "completion of his research on 21st Century Education Policy and will include research, writing and national speaking as well as teaching or lecturing" in the law school, the school of public affairs and the college of education.
July 25, 2013
Trustee association is putting together a high-profile committee to rethink board structure and role in the face of challenges, including talk about what role trustees should play in academics.
July 23, 2013
The annual amount families spent on college leveled off at about $21,000 after several years of decline, according to Sallie Mae survey, which finds families -- particularly high-income ones -- taking steps to limit their expenditures.
July 23, 2013
A personal relationship between Governor John Kasich and Ohio State's Gordon Gee has helped shape state higher education policy. Many institutions stand to benefit -- but Ohio State’s potential long-term gains stand out.
July 18, 2013
Ohio Representatives Robert F. Hagan and Mike Foley announced Tuesday that they would propose legislation, similar to a plan recently adopted in Oregon, that could eventually result in students paying no tuition while in college but agreeing to pay a percentage of their wages once employed after graduation.
July 16, 2013
Survey finds that many campus business officers are likely to retire in the next few years, which could usher in a new generation of more diverse higher education financial leadership.
July 15, 2013
A dominant theme at this year’s annual meeting of college business officers is finding creative sources of capital or revenue that institutions can use to invest -- often by outsourcing existing functions.

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March 18, 2013
A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.
November 8, 2012
California higher education leaders see Tuesday’s election results as a potential boon for the state’s colleges and universities, but major financial problems could still complicate the systems’ recoveries.
May 15, 2012
California's governor lays out deep "trigger cuts" to higher education if a tax hike fails in November. But business leaders and one faculty union appear unlikely to back the tax plan.
March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents is the latest in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. The article can be found here, and the survey report can be viewed here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Datatel+SGHE, Hobsons, InsideTrack and Pearson. On March 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the presidents' survey and their implications for higher education. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
September 26, 2011
At admissions meeting, many remain uncomfortable with a controversial strategy for recruiting international students, but evidence abounds that the practice is growing.
May 5, 2011
For many private colleges, creating first-year class is far from over. Sewanee finds success with its tuition cut.
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