Black administrators are too rare at the top ranks of higher education. It’s not just a pipeline problem.


Black campus leaders say their careers can be deeply rewarding, even as they are taxing. So why are Black employees so sharply underrepresented at the top ranks of the higher education ecosystem?

Temporary college presidents face unique challenges leading through pandemic

Like permanent campus leaders, interim presidents take on the pandemic, financial uncertainty and calls for systemic change -- but with little time to prepare.

Saint Augustine’s University president dies after brief COVID-19 hospitalization

Irving McPhail, the 12th president of Saint Augustine's University, took over in July after a long, illustrious career in higher education.

University of Iowa president will retire early, capping a five-year tenure that started on the rocks

Bruce Harreld's abrupt retirement announcement comes only a year after he extended his contract until 2023. He's given no reason for leaving.

Many college presidents are leaving but say the pandemic isn't driving them out

An aging cohort of college presidents, some of whom postponed retirements in the spring, could be contributing to a flurry of departure plans announced this fall.

Jerry Falwell's Liberty presidency is up in the air

Falwell agreed to resign on Monday and withdrew that agreement later in the day.

College leaders chip away at growing list of urgent coronavirus response tasks

College leadership teams across the country are working to determine how to tackle the next most important thing while they respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

After Texas Southern's president was terminated, Dillard University's Kimbrough urges potential replacements not to apply

Dillard University president warns potential candidates not to apply to lead Texas Southern University, saying TSU board “should be left with a pool that’s so bad, they realize they have to change.”

How political can a college president be?

Paul LeBlanc, Southern New Hampshire's president, endorsed a presidential candidate. He and Jerry Falwell Jr. talk about how political a university leader can be.

Leader of California's new online community college resigns after less than a year

After less than a year on the job, Heather Hiles is stepping down as CEO of Calbright College, California's new online-only community college.


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