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After Harvard and Penn resignations, who wants to be a college president?


Higher Education – The Washington Post

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is leaving to lead Michigan State University. University presidents face numerous challenges, including public confidence in colleges diminishing, political pressures, and societal and financial issues. The recent resignations of top college leaders have raised questions about the difficulty of being a college president. The role requires expanded skills and faces increased turnover and shorter tenures. The job is highly demanding, with intense politicization of higher education, the impact of the pandemic, and heightened expectations from various constituencies. The role has become more stressful, leading to shorter tenures and increased caution among potential candidates….

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