ERIC Number: EJ822790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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When Alumni Groups Pull No Punches
Footlick, Jerrold K.
Trusteeship, v15 n6 p18-23 Nov-Dec 2007
Controversies on several campuses in recent months have aroused passions of alumni groups that have directly challenged the authority of trustees. Board members, which have ultimate fiduciary responsibility, cannot permit aggrieved, aggressive alumni to thwart change, drive strategy, or redefine the institution's mission. Alumni are the most devoted advocates and financial supporters of any college or university. The first rule for boards, presidents, and staff is to keep alumni informed with accurate information, quickly and regularly.
Descriptors: Alumni, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Donors, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Legislation, Private Colleges, Trustees, College Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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