Provosts / Vice Presidents

Report finds unsettled pathways to the college presidency

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Fewer provosts are becoming presidents and more deans are jumping straight to the presidency, according to new report that also includes an intriguing list of universities that are presidential talent factories.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Gender pay gap persists for higher education administrators

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Despite higher education's progressive reputation, new research shows a stubborn pay gap between women and men who are administrators.

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

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In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor.

Christian college leaders urged to embrace religious (and other) pluralism

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At annual conference in divided nation’s capital, speakers urge presidents of Christian colleges to join (and lead) efforts to embrace, and work through, fundamental differences.

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

University of Kentucky moving away from merit aid

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University of Kentucky seeks to drastically shift its aid strategy to improve retention, rolling back the use of funds for top students who can afford to pay.

Assessing President Obama's far-reaching impact on higher education

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Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and Mellon Foundation, dies

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His presidencies and writings such as The Shape of the River had a significant impact on higher education.

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