Opinion: Why are so many college presidents resigning?

First and foremost is [presidents’] need to keep money flowing into their institutions’ coffers. A series of recent resignations confirms that the truth is almost always found by following the money trail.

No matter what the issue, college presidencies these days are bound to be short-lived. That’s because students are seen first and foremost as customers who must be catered to for their tuition dollars. Despite the high-blown rhetoric about developing critical thinkers, the No. 1 goal is to keep the money flowing. As long as presidents can do that, they’ll weather any storm. When they can’t, they’re out.

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