Leading Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Higher Education Leaders (Hardcover)

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By Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (Editor), Gerald B. Kauvar (Editor), E. Gordon Gee (Editor)
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Today's college and university leaders face complex problems that test their political acumen as well as their judgment, intellect, empathy, and ability to plan and improvise. How do they thoughtfully and creatively rise to the challenge? In Leading Colleges and Universities, editors Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar, and E. Gordon Gee bring together a host of presidents and other leaders in higher education who describe how they dealt with the issues.

Each contributor has been effective as a president or other significant leader in postsecondary education. In this book they share real-life examples and stories that illustrate how they have dealt with the challenges they encountered. Together they answer these and other core questions:
- How do you manage college athletics, faculty, a governing board, donors, and a local community?
- What do you need to know about crisis management and legal affairs?
- When should you be outspoken in the media and when should you be quiet?

The book does not shy away from hot contemporary issues, tackling such controversial matters as free speech, Title IX, athletics, fraternities, student and faculty diversity, and board relations. Presidents and would-be presidents--as well as boards, search committees, state boards, legislators, and others involved in higher education--will find much helpful guidance in this timely book.

About the Author

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is the president emeritus of George Washington University and a University Professor of Public Service. Gerald B. Kauvar is the special assistant to the president emeritus and a research professor of public policy and public administration at George Washington University. Together, they are the coauthors of Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It. E. Gordon Gee is the president of West Virginia University and the coauthor of Law, Policy, and Higher Education.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781421424927
ISBN-10: 1421424924
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: April 16th, 2018
Pages: 328
Language: English

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