Emma Whitford

Emma Whitford

Emma Whitford, Reporter, covers leadership, governance, and business for Inside Higher Ed. Emma first joined the publication as an intern in 2018. After working as a digital producer for Politico, she returned to Inside Higher Ed in 2020. Her work has also appeared in The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The DC Line, BRAVA Magazine and The Olaf Messenger. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Most Recent Articles

April 4, 2022
The Wilberforce University Faculty Association unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in President Elfred Pinkard, Chief Financial Officer William Woodson and Mark Wilson, chair of the Board of Trustees, two weeks ago, the association announced in a statement Thursday. The group also called on all three officials to resign.
April 1, 2022
Most historically Black colleges and universities can’t fix existing facilities, let alone build new ones. In a perennially underfunded sector, Howard University’s $785 million for construction stands out.
March 31, 2022
Gregory Vincent resigned his presidency at Hobart and William Smith Colleges after he was accused of plagiarism. He rectified the error, which experts say bodes well for his new job at Talladega College.
March 30, 2022
Melody Rose’s likely resignation comes six months after she filed a complaint that alleged harassment by the chair and vice chair of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.
March 29, 2022
COVID-19 stimulus funding masked Hannibal-LaGrange’s financial issues. Now its transitional president is working to build a more sustainable business model for the small Baptist college.


Co Authored Articles

January 28, 2022
The authors of a new book on leading higher ed institutions in tough times discuss the trouble with trustees, the challenges of being a provost and why college presidents are like midsize-city mayors.
June 5, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd's killing and national unrest, activists are demanding their universities cut ties with police. Administrators largely are resisting the calls.
June 3, 2020
A litany of legal issues looms for colleges considering reopening in the fall, from safety to online accessibility to federal stimulus funding. Here's what higher education lawyers say should be on college leaders' radars.
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