Presidents / chancellors

Sudden quiet leadership change follows turmoil at Saint Leo

President of four years departs with no notice at Roman Catholic university that has endured failed merger and seen enrollment drop by more than a third since 2015.

Jeffrey D. Senese, a white man with dark hair wearing a dark suit and green tie.

Bacow to step down as Harvard's president after five years

Lawrence S. Bacow will leave next summer after five years in its top job and a dozen on its board. He previously led Tufts University and spent 24 years at MIT.

Lawrence Bacow, a middle-aged man with gray hair wearing a suit jacket.

Faith-based institutions rally behind Ukraine

Faith-based colleges and universities are stepping up their efforts to support the citizens of Ukraine as Russia’s assault on the country continues.


Authors of a new book discuss why "Leadership Matters"

The authors of a new book on leading higher ed institutions in tough times discuss the trouble with trustees, the challenges of being a provost and why college presidents are like midsize-city mayors.


President resigns at FIU for causing colleague 'discomfort'

Mark Rosenberg’s resignation from Florida International is the second high-profile presidential departure this month. Boards appear to be taking evidence of inappropriate behavior more seriously, experts say.


Colleges hire staff focused on Black men


Compton College created a new position focused on the academic needs of Black and Latino men. Campus leaders believe they’re at the forefront of a new and long overdue trend.


SUNY chancellor Jim Malatras resigns amid criticism

Following a week of controversy, Jim Malatras announced he will step down in January after less than two years leading the 64-institution state system.


SUNY faculty union divided over Malatras

A faction within the faculty union is calling for Jim Malatras to resign, days after the union president released a strong statement of support for the chancellor.


Calls mount for SUNY chancellor to resign amid text scandal

Jim Malatras has repeatedly faced criticism for his work with the Cuomo administration. Old text messages that show him mocking a former Cuomo aide have prompted demands for his ouster.


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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