Trustees/regents

Sudden Departure at Deep Springs

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Unusual college ousts its president after only six months on the job, apparently due to dispute with trustees over fund raising.

How Offensive Can a Trustee Be?

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Board member at California's College of the Siskiyous refuses to apologize or quit after trying to block courses on Arabic or Middle Eastern history because Arabs are "our enemies."

At U. of California, a Systemic Governance Crisis

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Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.

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.

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