Leadership

President Moves: Cornell leader steps down as hiring ramps up

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack has announced she will retire on June 30 after leading the New York university for seven years. Pollack's departure marks the third Ivy League leader to step down amid political turbulence in recent months.

Which college, university leaders are speaking out against anti-DEI efforts?

As colleges and universities across Florida and Texas are forced to shudder their DEI offices, higher education leaders in other states whose lawmakers threaten to propose similar legislation are voicing their opposition—before it becomes too late.

AAUP on Florida: Authoritarian control wilting higher education

AAUP has released a scathing report compiling interviews from current and former faculty members, students, alumni, trustees, and retired university leaders documenting what it believes is a network of institutions declining into authoritative control, intellectual and moral bankruptcy and unfettered faculty turnover.

Stanford president to resign after investigation finds “serious flaws” in research

"I agree that in some instances I should have been more diligent when seeking corrections, and I regret that I was not," said Tessier-Lavigne in a statement.

President moves: hearty welcomes and rocky goodbyes

Several presidents who decided to hang up their cleats and move on were lauded for their accomplishments, while others... not so much.

President search committees are overlooking women – Here’s why

Of the 2,723 public, nonprofit private, and for-profit private four-year institutions researched by Colgate University leaders, only 713 of those institutions are led by women.

New College of Florida’s purge claims top DEI officer: “I am the first casualty”

In three short months, New College of Florida installed six new trustees, ousted its president, abolished its Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence, and is now removing any trace of Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, the school's top DEI officer.

How Vermont is winning the fight against falling enrollment

Dedicated to embracing an evolving higher education landscape that's cost-effective, career-minded and digitally native, Vermont has begun to revitalize its once-flailling student body. Two big initiatives pushing this change are recent school mergers and a powerful free community college pipeline.

Represent! U.S. female college presidents shine in international report

The number of female-led colleges and universities around the world increased this year, and America is leading the charge. Of the 48 top-ranked schools around the world helmed by a woman, 16 represent the red, white and blue, according to Times Higher Education (THE).

After a ‘no confidence’ vote, JSU sits its seventh president since 2010

Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony's commitment to "integrity; also, transparency and accountability" will attempt to right the wrongs of their most recent president—and maybe even those that came before him.

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