College administration

Colleges keep hiring experienced presidents, even in their 60s and 70s

Administrators in their 60s and 70s keep snagging prestigious university presidencies. Some see a roadblock rising in front of a new generation of more diverse leaders, while others believe boards are valuing experience and wisdom.

Chancellor created jobs for daughter and son-in-law

A chancellor secured positions for his daughter and son-in-law, even amid tight budgets at his university.

Outgoing Michigan State president's employment contract draws scrutiny

Critics scrutinize post-employment benefits, but Simon's case could be another piece of a long-unfolding discussion about the college president as CEO.

Michigan State doctor's case raises questions about when presidents are responsible for their colleges' failures

The question is often “What did a president know, and when did she know it?” But in complex sexual misconduct cases that involve institutional failures, at what point does that stop mattering? Under fire, Michigan State president resigns.

Ithaca College president in the spotlight years after court case

Ithaca College president's 2001 no-contest plea receives new scrutiny, even though she says she entered it under extreme circumstances and has been up front about her past.

College presidents building relationships with campus conservatives

A few college presidents say that developing relationships with conservative students is an important part of a strategy for a collegial campus.

Former Obama administration officials are being named college presidents

A significant number of former Obama administration officials have become college presidents, and many are women -- revealing truths about hiring nontraditional presidents.

Research examines changes over 45 years at small private colleges

Developments since 1967 at small, private, nonelite colleges are the subject of new research, providing rarely seen insight into changes over time in one of the most worried-about sectors in higher ed.

CIC Presidents Institute increases focus on solutions for struggling colleges

Heightened concern about liberal arts institutions is reflected in presidents’ outlooks and an institute program.

Following cheerleader protest inquiry, Kennesaw State president resigns


Sam Olens, a controversial pick for president of Kennesaw State last year, has resigned following inquiries into how he handled protests related to the national anthem.


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