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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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Oregon State University president resigns amid Les Miles fallout

F. King Alexander offered his resignation days after Oregon State's board opted not to terminate him. Since then, the board chair at his former employer, Louisiana State, disputed several of his claims about handling sexual misconduct there.

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Oregon State places president on probation over ties to LSU sexual misconduct scandals

F. King Alexander will be on probation through June after a report detailed mishandling of sexual assault allegations at LSU, where he was president from 2013 to 2019.

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Cal State chancellor reflects on leadership as he approaches retirement delayed by COVID-19

California State University chancellor Timothy White sought to tie his own story to those of the system and its students. That meant putting off retirement this year as the system sought stability amid the pandemic.

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jerry Falwell's Liberty presidency is up in the air

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

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