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Beyond Crisis Management: How Presidents Can Create a Campus Where Everyone Belongs

Despite the media narrative of division and unrest, many colleges across the country are focused on building thriving communities where everyone belongs. Devorah Lieberman explores how presidents can create that environment by providing access to essential needs and empowering students to succeed.

February 11, 2024

The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

As 2023 draws to a close, Devorah Lieberman, the former president of the University of La Verne, offers a roadmap for college and university presidents on how to support students, ensure campus safety, and foster a climate of tolerance during national and global crises.

November 28, 2023

Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency

As we seek to bring long-overdue inclusion to higher education, it’s time to reimagine the current pipeline to the presidency and eliminate the pitfalls historically marginalized people face. Ashley L. Gray explains how succession planning is a critical part of this process.

June 26, 2023

An Unrecognized Bias Contributing to the Gender Gap in the College Presidency

As we await the results of the new American College President Study, two researchers from Colgate University look at how the pathway to the presidency is different for men and women.

March 6, 2023

Capacity Building for Shared Equity Leadership

Capacity building for shared equity leadership is an ongoing investment meant to support and develop a repertoire of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to collectively lead equity-minded change efforts.

January 9, 2023

Why Climate Action Is in Higher Education’s Best Interest

Taking a leadership role on finding solutions to the climate crisis is an important way universities can remind the public that higher education benefits all of society—not just those who earn a degree, writes CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.

November 10, 2022

Accountability for Campus Equity Is Everyone’s Work

Making progress on narrowing gaps and creating more inclusive and anti-racist campus environments means spreading the work to more faculty, staff, and administrators on campus rather than marginalizing it to one or two offices.

September 15, 2022

Organizing Shared Equity Leadership: How to Structure the Work

As colleges and universities continue to work to transform themselves into more equitable spaces, leaders are grappling with the best ways to address entrenched structural problems. Elizabeth Holcombe and Adrianna Kezar look at the different shared equity leadership models that can help campuses move forward.

June 2, 2022

Let’s Educate More and Better Leaders—The World Needs Them

Good leadership can give our work and lives meaning and foster stability, unity, innovation, and equity. With so much at stake, Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, suggests that leadership studies should be a strategic priority and part of the core curriculum at all colleges.

April 27, 2022

Meeting Gen Z: Avoiding the Demographic Cliff and Preparing for Their Future

Colleges must understand and respond both to the concerns and needs of Gen Z and the evolving demands of the marketplace—and do it fast—or they will fail, writes Allegheny College President Hilary Link.

April 15, 2022

Helping Students Explore Transfer: How Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll Can Help

Earning a bachelor’s degree is not as straightforward as it used to be. As the possible pathways have opened up, students need more intentional transfer policies to guide them through.

March 18, 2022

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Trauma-informed Colleges Begin With Trauma-informed Leaders

As higher education institutions move into the post-pandemic era, those with trauma-informed leaders will be better positioned to meet new challenges in creative ways while promoting safe and healthy campus communities, writes Appalachian State’s Jason Lynch.

March 14, 2022