Presidents / chancellors

U.Va. board reinstates president Sullivan and prepares for strategic planning effort

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U.Va. reinstates Sullivan as president and sets the stage for a major strategic planning effort to answer many questions facing the institution -- and all public universities.

Board vote today puts U.Va. at center of debate about public university governance

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U.Va. board’s vote today puts it at the center of a nationwide debate about governance in public higher education institutions.

UVa board poised to reappoint ousted president, but not without objection

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U. of Virginia’s board will meet Tuesday to reconsider president's ouster, but combative statement by board chair suggests outcome is uncertain.

E-mails show U.Va. board wanted a big online push

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Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

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U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

Dartmouth investments in board members' firms raise questions about disclosure requirements

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Allegation that Dartmouth's board behaved unethically when it invested with firms managed by members raises questions about whether disclosure laws should do more to discourage such behavior.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

Shift from branch campuses reflects changes in educational delivery and demand

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Shift from local to far-flung branch campuses in some parts of the country reflects changes in educational delivery and demand.

MIT's quick president search is a lesson in how to shorten selection timeline

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MIT's three-month presidential search suggests that with all the change going on in higher education, universities don't have the time or appetite for drawn-out selection processes.

University of California faces questions about its governance structure

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The University of California system is facing questions about whether its centralized governing structure is still optimal, but some wonder whether more independence would be good for all campuses or just a few.

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