ERIC Number: ED046328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
The Recruitment and Retention of College Presidents.
Ness, Frederick W.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper suggests some steps to be taken by trustees in (1) getting rid of a college president, (2) hiring a new one, and (3) retaining him. These are: (1) a periodic review of presidential effectiveness, which can lead to a peaceful change of office after the incumbent has served his usefulness; (2) determination of qualifications possessed by a successful candidate and the procedures to be followed in the selection process. (Though this is generally the trustees' responsibility, faculty and students should be consulted); (3) the need for the board of trustees to present a united front to the outside world after the president has been selected; (4) alloting the president a place on the board of trustees along with actual authority as a member; (5) a definition of the president's relations to the board at the outset of his tenure; (6) sticking to the terms of the contract; (7) recognizing the president's essential qualities as a human being; (8) providing him with an adequate salary and comparable perquisites; (9) strongly recommending the president take time off; (10) giving the president all possible support; and (11) assuring that the board itself clearly understands its own specific role in the management of the institution. (AF)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Presidents, Recruitment, Selection, Trustees
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Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Governing Boards, San Francisco, California