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The Presidency

Summer 2014

The Presidency Summer 2014 cover

On The Cover

Menachem Wecker

College and university presidencies keep getting shorter, and a tidal wave of retirements looms in the horizon, yet searches still take six months to a year. Is it time to rethink the way presidents get hired?

Features

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    All Aboard: How to Effectively Communicate a Leadership Change

    M. Fredric Volkmann and Lisa M. Powers

    Two seasoned campus-communications professionals to compile a top 10 list of communications must-dos for transitioning in a new president.

  • All Deliberate Speed

    Menachem Wecker

    College and university presidencies keep getting shorter, and a tidal wave of retirements looms in the horizon, yet searches still take six months to a year. Is it time to rethink the way presidents get hired?

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    How to Follow a Legend (With Your Own)

    A. Gabriel Esteban

    A. Gabriel Esteban, in his first presidency at Seton Hall University (NJ), is also the institution’s first lay president in a generation.

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    How to Leave (A Legacy)

    Ronald A. Crutcher

    Ronald A. Crutcher, who is stepping down from the presidency at Wheaton College (MA) after a decade of sterling leadership, passes along five principles that have helped him maximize his effectiveness.

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    Just Like Starting Over: The Need for Mid-Term Transitions

    R. Barbara Gitenstein

    R. Barbara Gitenstein, who has guided The College of New Jersey with a sure and expert hand since 1999 and recently renewed her commitment for another five years of leadership, reflects on the dynamics that have challenged her to pivot her leadership and three key lessons she has learned.

  • Perspective: Eight Lessons for Leadership

    Robert A. Scott

    Robert A. Scott, president of Adelphi University (NY), shares his philosophies of education and leadership in eight “lessons of leadership.”

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