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Lessons from Virginia

Lessons from Virginia

Originally published: “Lessons from Virginia” Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2012 Only University of Virginia Rector (a.k.a. board chair) Helen E. Dragas and Vice Rector Mark J. Kington and perhaps the four other members of the Executive Committee of the Board...
Lessons from Virginia

Presidents and Mission

Originally published: “Presidents and Mission,” Inside Higher Ed , September 21, 2011 Several years ago, as I began the process of learning about a faith-based college in my role as the institution’s presidential search consultant, a member of the campus...
Lessons from Virginia

Producing Academic Leaders

Originally published:  “Producing Academic Leaders,” Inside Higher Ed, January 26, 2011 There has recently been increasing attention in higher education circles to what some fear is a looming crisis for the college presidency: the large number of...
Lessons from Virginia

Advice for the New Administrator

Originally published: “Advice for the New Administrator,” Inside Higher Ed, November 4, 2009 When I became an academic vice president and then a president, I was fortunate. A good friend and former president agreed to be my sounding board. In the...
Lessons from Virginia

What Search Consultants Do

Originally published: “What Search Consultants Do,” Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2009 Curious, a commenter on my IHE piece, “How Candidates Can Stand Out (in a Good Way),” wrote, “It is hard not to think that when search consultants are involved, the search...