College administration

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.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

Spate of recent college closures has some seeing long-predicted consolidation taking off

Recent closures make it more likely a trend of private college consolidation has started. Institutions feeling particular pressure are small colleges, those in the Midwest and Roman Catholic institutions located away from Catholic population centers.

Jerry Falwell Jr. relishes new fight for Donald Trump as Liberty University peaks

Falwell calls Liberty University the Fox News of academia. But where is one of President Trump’s staunchest supporters taking the university he and his family built?

Texts cast doubt on Kennesaw State president's statements


New questions are being raised at Kennesaw State after local politicians boasted about influencing the president’s decision on how to respond to a racial protest movement.

Ohio State, University of Cincinnati diverge on how to answer Richard Spencer

University of Cincinnati will let the white supremacist speak. Ohio State, citing safety concerns, is “considering other alternatives.”

College presidents and provosts gather to consider issues of free speech

Participants agree that campuses must be places for all views to be expressed. But some academic leaders also see this as time to change the narrative on higher education and to challenge the idea of students as “snowflakes.”


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