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Proactive Boards Help Further Student Success

College boards have traditionally taken a conservative, primarily fiduciary, somewhat distant approach to college management. But, in recent years, some board members have pushed to rethink their roles beyond ensuring the financial viability of their institutions and hiring college presidents.

How are they working to get more involved in helping their institutions meet their missions and promote student success? Proactive Boards Help Further Student Success explains how the boards of trustees at Centre College in Danneville, Ky., McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and Dillard University in New Orleans, La., did just that. Read the case study to learn how the board collaborated with college leadership to work toward:

  • Enhancing student advising services through the addition of new key personnel.
  • Creating new majors geared toward today’s evolving careers while eliminating others.
  • Focusing on racial justice by helping to secure major gifts that would fund key investments in the institution.

“Proactive Boards Help Further Student Success” was produced by Chronicle Intelligence. Please contact with questions or comments.