Speak for my university? It’s complicated
As I am sure is true of most of my presidential colleagues, rarely does a week go by when I am not asked to commit the institution to a position on some public issue beyond our campus. The requests come from alumni, parents, students, faculty members, other academics, and outside organizations. Each wants the public support of my institution, Saint John’s University, on a particular issue, believing that to have this support will somehow strengthen the cause.
Originally published: March 20, 2017
Author: Michael Hemesath
Institution: Saint John's University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed