Personnel and HR

Paths to the presidency: The status quo remains despite slight shifts

The American College President Study (ACPS) 2023 Edition found that the majority of today's leaders still fit the status quo of nearly 20 years ago: white, 60-year-old men. However, the rate of women at an institution's helm has increased by almost 12% since the turn of the century. 

Tenured faculty in steady decline while part-time and graduate workers rise, per report

Over the past three decades, the U.S. academic workforce is steadily relying more on part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate student workers with independent teaching responsibilities, according to report from AAUP.

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).

Why UF’s Faculty Senate plans to vote no-confidence in Ben Sasse

"The next President should come already equipped to lead an institution of this caliber rather than aiming to learn on the job," the University of Florida Faculty Senate's no-confidence resolution says.

With only one president candidate left, this Florida search committee nominated him

Did increased legislation affecting higher education in the state force qualified leaders to back down from contention?

Memphis president’s ‘Fountain Dash’ highlights newsy first week of fall

Two other women leaders announce retirements during addresses at respective universities.

University of Oregon names provost Phillips as interim president to succeed Schill

Huston-Tillotson hires Southern University’s Melva Williams as its second consecutive female president.

Can new wave of college presidents last 5 years or more in the job?

The past three years have been fraught with change at the top. Will those patterns continue beyond the pandemic?

New president takes over biggest for-profit university to serve military members

Business executive Nuno Fernandes will lead a powerful but embattled American Public University System; newly appointed University of New Haven chancellor steps down.

Higher ed will lose 2 more top university presidents in 2023

The Boards at North Georgia and Wayne State will be searching for new leaders to replace Bonita Jacobs and M. Roy Wilson.

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