College Presidents Should Focus on ‘Mission, Purpose, and Student Success’
Central problems in higher education start with the appointment or election of trustees. In public institutions, they are selected through a political process; in private institutions, they are generally selected due to fundraising capacity. In neither case are they required to be experts in higher education, nor are they usually trained for their fiduciary responsibilities.
Originally published: October 2, 2019
Author: Robert A. Scott, Steve Robinson
Position: President, President Emeritus
Institution: Adelphi University, Owens Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Published by: The Atlantic