At least once a month a headhunting firm calls me seeking advice on a search for a university vice-chancellor. They want to pick my brains because of what I’ve learnt, sometimes the hard way, over seven years as a vice-chancellor, 12 years as an academic dean and two years as an administrator of struggling universities. […] … learn more→
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Cheat sheet for VCs running universities in turbulent times
Can non-academics make good university leaders?
The job of university president was, until recently, a gig reserved almost entirely for the seasoned professor battle-hardened by decades in academia. Today’s US university and college leaders, however, are increasingly a different breed: among their ranks you’ll now find a former Homeland Security chief, a four-star admiral, a sprinkling of retired congressmen and senators […] … learn more→