The College Presidency in the 21st Century

Over the past several decades, the role of the college president has changed considerably. Today it is often described as a fundraising job above all else. As the presidency enters a period of significant turnover, we have an opportunity to re-envision the post. This panel of exceptional leaders from diverse institutions will explore the role of college presidents in improving student success, in promoting social mobility, and in serving as national and local civic leaders.

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Education

In this era of intense international competition, why are US kids failing compared to their peers around the world?... See more
Leaders in education reform share their expertise. See more
In the US today, shockingly, 40 percent of children—nearly 30.5 million—live in low-income families. What are the best... See more
Urbanization is increasing faster than our population. Cities face enormous challenges ranging from social and economic... See more
America faces four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them — and if we delay any... See more
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