Governance

Timing and tone are key to a college president's response to controversial speakers on campus

Knowing when and how to publicly disavow and disagree with a campus speaker is a skill all college presidents need. Experts say timing and tone are key.

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin in recent years

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin. Professors in Wyoming say tenure would exist in name only if their governing board gets what it wants.

Hobart president undercut by anonymous email

Gregory J. Vincent brought credibility as a civil rights expert, but his presidency at his alma mater is over after anonymous allegations.

New books examine college governance and how it can adapt to changing times

Authors break down the basics of university governance but can't resist looking at the big picture.

Report finds unsettled pathways to the college presidency

Fewer provosts are becoming presidents and more deans are jumping straight to the presidency, according to new report that also includes an intriguing list of universities that are presidential talent factories.

Molly Broad to retire as head of main college lobbying group

Under its first woman president, higher education’s chief lobbying group fought Obama ratings plan and embraced “innovation” agenda.

Judge blocks Kentucky governor from overhauling Louisville board

Kentucky's governor improperly served as "judge, jury and executioner" in abolishing University of Louisville's Board of Trustees, a state court finds.

President's medical leave raises questions of tenure length and health

A longtime president's controversial medical leave highlights issues of leaders' age, health and time in charge.

Universities struggle with spate of contested presidential ousters

Presidents are facing more scrutiny and capturing headlines as they fight publicly with boards for their jobs.

University of Louisville housecleaning raises questions

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Kentucky governor's dismissal of most trustees and the president's resignation, designed to end university's governance logjam, could create a new set of problems.

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