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Leadership & Governance

New Mexico President’s Fare-Thee-Well Gets Ugly

Robert G. Frank is set to step down at the University of New Mexico in May, when his contract ends. So why is the board suddenly talking about suspending or terminating him?

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A Sex-Assault Case Pits Privacy Against Transparency

Eli Capilouto, Kentucky’s president, stopped by The Chronicle's offices this week to talk about the case and the university’s broader efforts to create an environment where victims feel they can safely and confidentially report those crimes.

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39 Private-College Leaders Earn More Than $1 Million

The Chronicle's annual analysis of executive compensation at the institutions finds that the average pay of their presidents in 2014 was $489,927.

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Video: Supporting Undocumented Students

David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College, recently spoke with The Chronicle about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrant students and what advice he has for new college presidents.

 

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Video: Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

Students from homes or high schools where few others have gone on to college don’t have peers they can turn to for advice when times get tough, explains Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania.

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Video: How One College Takes a ‘Customer-Centric’ Approach to Higher Education

Scott Pulsipher, the new president of Western Governors University, describes how the competency-based education provider builds relationships with students.

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Video: Remaking the Liberal Arts

Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College, discusses how it revamped its curriculum to help students better connect their experiences in and out of the classroom and to help them develop a broad question to frame their education.

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Getting Up to Speed as a New President

The college presidency is a demanding job that has grown more daunting in a time of strained budgets and fast-moving controversies. Aspiring leaders have a lot to learn.

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Baylor Faces Rising Calls for Transparency in Sexual-Assault Scandal

Alumni and donors are accusing university leaders of being too secretive, as controversy lingers over the firing of the football coach.

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Why University Chiefs Head Out the Door

New research on presidents charts a rise in the number being ousted and finds that hires from outside academe generally stay longer.

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Video: Setting the Tone for Inclusion on Campus

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, the first female and first African-American president of Connecticut's Trinity College, explains what it is doing to make it easier for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds to attend.

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After Troubled Times, Missouri System Picks an Academic as Its Leader

Mun Y. Choi, now the University of Connecticut’s provost, says his first task in his new role will be to listen. He’ll also have to balance sometimes competing demands from lawmakers, students, and others.

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Video: Spellings Says UNC Has Been ‘Murky’ on Accountability

In a recent interview, the University of North Carolina president also spoke about a new tuition rate of $500 per semester on three campuses and – perhaps most important – how she compares North Carolina barbecue to Texas barbecue.

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Video: How Global Partnerships Could Remake the Research University

Edward Byrne, president of King’s College London, believes that deeper collaboration across borders could shake up the international hierarchy of great institutions.

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Video: A Former West Point Official Helps Mount St. Mary’s Find Its Footing

Tim Trainor, interim president of the Roman Catholic institution in Maryland, says he needs to steady the ship, calm faculty fears, and rebuild trust after the tumultuous tenure of his predecessor.

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As Tension Mounts Over His Support of Trump, Liberty U.’s Falwell Stands Firm

Students at the evangelical university have complained that their president’s support of a candidate accused of sexual misconduct damages the university’s reputation.

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Video: Doubling Down on Innovation for Success

Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, discusses how his institution has used a combination of global focus and experiential learning to raise its profile, and how colleges should be preparing students for the job market of tomorrow.

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Video: Creating ‘a Sense of Ownership’

In a Chronicle video, Nariman Farvardin, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, describes balancing its hands-on majors with the liberal arts.

 

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Video: At Marlboro College, Everybody Gets a Vote

President Kevin F.F. Quigley talks about the college's Town Meeting governance structure and a scholarship program designed to bring one student from every state to this New England campus.

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Video: How One Institution Went From a Vocational School to a University

The United States needs more-inclusive campuses, where students can complete one credential and move on to the next, says Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University, which now offers several master’s programs but isn’t embarrassed by its vocational ethos.

 

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How to Produce Students Who Can Change the World

Robert Sternberg shares his vision for "what universities can be."

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Video: What the Black Lives Matter Movement Means for Historically Black Colleges

The group's protests against racism at predominantly white colleges have led to a different set of conversations on historically black campuses, says Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.

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The Legal Settlement That Helped Put the U. of Louisville’s Board in Limbo

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky has drawn intense scrutiny for his efforts to remake the university’s leadership. But the controversy that recently hamstrung the board has deeper roots than the governor’s actions.