Colleges are Deluding Themselves
Crises challenge all of us. They reveal our true character and provide great tests of our strength. For college presidents, the coronavirus pandemic is the direst crisis we have ever faced. Even in the best of times, leading an institution of higher education demands an ability to weigh many competing individual interests against moral responsibility for the whole. The current health emergency makes striking the right balance all the more difficult—and multiplies the damage any missteps could cause.
Originally published: May 15, 2020
Author: Michael J. Sorrell
Institution: Paul Quinn College
Published by: The Atlantic