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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May 14, 2021
A former Republican governor of Alaska will become the next chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Public Media reported. Sean Parnell, who served as governor for five years beginning in 2009, will take over as chancellor of the public university on June 12. Pat Pitney, interim chancellor of the University of Alaska system, said Parnell had support from a search committee as well as students.
May 14, 2021
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has restarted its search for a new chancellor after receiving public and internal pushback to a previous candidate, the Associated Press reported.
May 14, 2021
The Florida Board of Governors could jeopardize Florida State University’s accreditation if it considers Richard Corcoran for the university's president while Corcoran remains a member of the state university system's governing board.
May 13, 2021
Candidates to fill Evergreen State College's presidency cited personal reasons for withdrawing, leaving college officials scratching their heads about what to do differently when the search restarts.
May 13, 2021
Richard Corcoran, Florida’s education commissioner and former state House speaker, is included on a list of nine candidates to become Florida State University’s next president, the Orlando Sentinel reported. If Corcoran were selected, he would be the third former House speaker to lead the public university in 20 years, following current president John Thrasher and former president T. K. Wetherell.

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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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