Tag Archives: University leadership

Questionable Decisions Cast College Leaders in Harsh Light

Questionable Decisions Cast College Leaders in Harsh Light | Goldie Blumenstyk and Jack Stripling | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 02 December, 2011

Controversial leadership decisions at Penn State and the University of California at Davis dominated headlines over the past month, yet the damage may extend well beyond those two institutions. Both crises have raised broader questions about the moral credibility of college leaders, adding weight to the nation’s brewing discontent with higher education at the very time when public disaffection for banks, government, and other institutions is also on the rise.

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Communication Breakdown Led to Crisis of Confidence in Penn State’s Leadership

Communication Breakdown Led to Crisis of Confidence in Penn State’s Leadership | Brad Wolverton | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 25 November, 2011

Trustees’ actions amid revelations of scandal offer lessons for other university governing boards. How much information should college presidents share with their governing boards when handling sensitive matters? That question has been at the center of conversations this week as college-governance experts and campus leaders search for lessons from the Penn State child-sex-abuse scandal.

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As Its Popular President Retires, U. of Southern California Looks for an Encore

As Its Popular President Retires, U. of Southern California Looks for an Encore | Josh Keller | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 7 March, 2010

New leader must sustain university’s ambitious ascent into elite ranks. Steven B. Sample has been called many things on this campus—darling of donors, beloved leader, brilliant scientist—but above all he is a master marketer. Mr. Sample, 69, president of the University of Southern California, delights in promoting his institution. After Time magazine named USC its College of the Year a decade ago, he had the article reprinted 600,000 times.

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