College administration

Michigan president to step down in 2023

Mark S. Schlissel, who has had tense relations with regents and faculty, will step down as University of Michigan president in 2023, a year before his contract was set to expire.

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Albion College students, alumni call for president’s removal

Students, alumni and employees are circulating a petition calling for Mathew Johnson’s removal. College officials say their allegations are based on misinformation.

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UMBC's Freeman Hrabowski reflects on his presidency

Freeman Hrabowski, the longtime president of UMBC, built a legacy challenging the assumption that only prestigious, wealthy colleges foster educational excellence.

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North Idaho College board punts again on president's contract vote

The North Idaho Board of Trustees expanded its power and subsequently repealed a mask mandate put in place by the community college’s president.

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North Idaho College board will meet to discuss president

Faculty and staff support the president. But his relationship with several trustees has deteriorated following a failed recall of the board chair.

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University officials reflect on transitions following presidents' deaths

After their presidents died unexpectedly, Converse University and Saint Augustine’s University had to quickly install new leadership. Succession plans for such tragedies have become high priorities for college and university boards in the wake of the pandemic.

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Grand jury report criticizes Peralta Community College District

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees has been roiled by conflict amid ongoing financial problems, according to a recent Alameda County civil grand jury report.

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Texas Woman's University is now a public system

Texas Woman's University plans to hire two additional presidents to lead the soon-to-be-independent institutions in Dallas and Houston.

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Multiyear interim presidents are becoming a popular choice

As corporate America begins embracing multiyear interim executives, so too does higher education.

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Gates Foundation attempts to redefine 'value' in higher education

Gates Foundation issues report calling for a new definition of value, and for clear ways for students to identify it. The emphasis is on promoting economic mobility for all.

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