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Higher Education Boards Seek New Kind of Leader

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Colleges and universities are seeking leaders who have a creative and effective approach to solving an institution’s issues. Lucy Leske, Witt/Kieffer vice president and education practice co-leader discusses the evolving traits a board is looking for in a president in the February issue of Currents, a publication of Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

 “The bottom line is that trustees are looking for presidents who can be more creative about finding new resources, efficiencies and reducing costs,” Leske says. “And they want someone who can lead that conversation effectively.”

Economic conditions are impacting how boards approach a presidential search as well. While boards have always been interested in fundraising, there is greater emphasis on it today. Leske says, “I don’t know if institutions today can afford to have a president who can’t raise money.”

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