Why Being A University President Is The Best Job In The World
Reflecting on the end of his tenure as the head of the University of Texas system in 2018, then-Chancellor William McRaven made headlines by declaring that leading a university or a health institution was “the toughest job in the nation.”
These weren’t the words of some doughy academic who’d spent a career sheltered within ivy-covered walls. McRaven was a onetime Navy SEAL, a retired admiral and the former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He knew something about tough jobs.
Originally published: January 17, 2024
Author: Daniel Diermeier
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Published by: Forbes