Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

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U. of California taps esteemed Texas chancellor as president and unveils plans for smaller central office. But critics say board chair's backdoor search process proves regents don't respect university governance.

Unexpected Departure at Simmons

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President quits after less than 2 years in office; board chair without academic background named as interim for 2-3 years.

Salt in the Wounds at Antioch

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After another round of negotiations that some thought would keep college open, university board rejects deal to do just that.

When the Base Disappears

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Political support wanes for West Virginia U. president, suggesting the vulnerabilities for campus leaders who lack academic credibility.

Power Grab at DuPage

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Board issues plan to adopt "Academic Bill of Rights," end faculty control of curriculum, and give trustees authority over student newspaper content and outside speakers.

More Women on College Boards

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National survey finds slow but steady progress in gender diversity among higher education trustees.

Who Are Community College Trustees?

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New survey finds limited racial diversity and more wealth than some experts expected.

Trustee Troubles

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New monograph offers anonymous presidents’ candid accounts of dealing with “rogue” community college board members.

Seeing Red in a Land of Green

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As others hunkered down, Greensboro College embarked on massive growth and gave raises in the leanest of years. Now it's fighting for survival.

90 Pages of Scandal

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New Jersey attorney general sues Stevens Institute of Technology, seeking to oust president and board chair who are accused of breaking rule after rule.


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