Presidents / chancellors

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.

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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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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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North Idaho College board will meet to discuss president

Faculty and staff support the president. But his relationship with several trustees has deteriorated following a failed recall of the board chair.

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University officials reflect on transitions following presidents' deaths

After their presidents died unexpectedly, Converse University and Saint Augustine’s University had to quickly install new leadership. Succession plans for such tragedies have become high priorities for college and university boards in the wake of the pandemic.

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Multiyear interim presidents are becoming a popular choice

As corporate America begins embracing multiyear interim executives, so too does higher education.

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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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