Succession Planning: Colleges Should Practice What They Teach
Last winter, a commentary in The Chronicle on midlevel administrators in higher education asked some cogent and important questions. The authors — Pamela L. Eddy, Regina Garza Mitchell, and Marilyn J. Amey — acknowledged that the managers of financial aid, student affairs, IT infrastructure, and physical plants are the glue that holds our campus communities together. Why, then, they asked, do we pay so little attention to their professional development? Why do most institutions fail to build leadership pipelines that allow these professionals to broaden their experience and thus ascend to executive positions?
Originally published: September 3, 2017
Author: Clara M. Lovett
Position: President Emerita
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed