Presidents / chancellors

Americans see value in higher education, survey finds, but are unhappy with current system

Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.

Report finds unsettled pathways to the college presidency

Fewer provosts are becoming presidents and more deans are jumping straight to the presidency, according to new report that also includes an intriguing list of universities that are presidential talent factories.

Sharp growth of California's free community college programs

While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

Replicating Tennessee's approach to free community college takes money and more

As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.

Wisconsin higher ed leaders welcome proposed funding but worry about details

Wisconsin governor who has pushed for deep cuts to higher education is now seeking increased spending. Academics welcome the shift, but some worry about the details, including a requirement for monitoring teaching loads.

Gender pay gap persists for higher education administrators

Despite higher education's progressive reputation, new research shows a stubborn pay gap between women and men who are administrators.

Saint Joseph's plan to suspend operations prompts questions looking ahead and behind

Saint Joseph's will suspend operations, saying it lacks funds to continue without an overhaul. Many faculty members, students and alumni question how things got so dire.

Betsy DeVos's connection to The College Fix, a conservative higher education news site

Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

Macalester president explains sharply worded statement on immigration order

Macalester president issues some of the harshest words yet from a higher ed leader on Donald Trump's immigration ban.

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