Alma Mater

Liberal arts college presidents consider the changing landscape of academe.

March 12, 2015 - 8:54pm
The sudden closure of Sweet Briar College despite its $85 million endowment challenges all of us in higher education with the emotional and complex issue of when a struggling college should close.
April 1, 2014 - 3:00am
A fool-proof guide to presidential speech-writing.
March 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
If my 23 years as a senior administrator in higher education has taught me anything, it’s this: to be a leader on a college campus ... is to be a magnet for nasty emails, angry letters, vitriolic blog posts and acerbic face-to-face interactions.  
December 18, 2013 - 7:54am
The collapse in law school enrollments is a warning sign for liberal arts colleges.
September 29, 2013 - 5:44pm
What happens when a college runs into a major disappointment? How do you discuss such matters in public?  
September 11, 2013 - 8:27am
As a college president, having to step away from a project is not easy.     
July 5, 2013 - 8:12am
Keeping our eyes focused on students as the center of the educational enterprise is worthy of our best team effort.
May 28, 2013 - 8:27am
A campus discovery:  A forgotten time capsule. What might it contain?
May 20, 2013 - 9:19am
Trying to get my head around “enterprise risk management.”
April 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
Dear Angela: Thanks for having the courage to be a student at a college where your father is president.


Gain insights into how the results of the presidential, Congressional and gubernatorial elections could affect higher education in the coming months and years and how institutions and their leaders might respond. 

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