Presidents

An interview with Ron Daniels on universities and democracy

In an interview about his new book, What Universities Owe Democracy, Johns Hopkins University president Ronald J. Daniels discusses citizenship, facts, conservatism on campus and more.

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West Liberty president plagiarized in several speeches

In at least three speeches, West Liberty University’s president lifted language from a handful of unattributed sources. Faculty members are outraged.

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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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President resigns in town-gown dispute over white supremacy comments

W. Joseph King described Lyon as a bubble “of inclusion and diversity surrounded by a sea of angry, disenfranchised populations and a large white-supremacist population.” He’s now out of a job.

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Shirley Collado to leave Ithaca College for College Track

Shirley M. Collado will join College Track as president and CEO after she leaves Ithaca College in January.

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Evergreen State re-evaluating after three president finalists drop out

Candidates to fill Evergreen State College's presidency cited personal reasons for withdrawing, leaving college officials scratching their heads about what to do differently when the search restarts.

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Five new college presidents reflect on their first years in pandemic

The last year was particularly challenging for newly minted college presidents, who set aside long-term visions to rally around a common goal: get through the pandemic.

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College president takes unusual title: chief transformation officer

Westminster College names its board chair its new president and makes him one of just a few "chief transformation officers" in higher education. Time will tell if the new C-suite title sticks around.

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Retiring president reflects on 31 years at William Woods University

Jahnae Barnett reflects on her three-decade tenure as president at William Woods University as she prepares to retire at the end of the calendar year.

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