The author presents his observations on the state of college presidency in the U.S. He mentions several successful college presidents including Carleton College’s Rob Oden, New York University’s John Sexton and University of Pennsylvania’s Judith Rodin. He discusses the failure of Duke University’s president Richard Brodhead in handling the lacrosse team fiasco. He cites the need for presidents to become true leaders of faculty colleagues.
Nelson, S. (2009). Success and Failure in the College Presidency. New England Journal of Higher Education, 24(2), 26-27.
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Nelson, Stephen (2009). Success and Failure in the College Presidency. In Secondary Education and Professional Programs Faculty Publications. Paper 10.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/second_ed_fac/10