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Lum, Lydia – CURRENTS, 2013
Chief communicators at many U.S. institutions are interested in forging closer ties with governing boards. Proponents say such relationships can increase board trust and confidence in communicators before a crisis occurs, making it easier to manage the institution's reputation and limit negative publicity when one does. At some institutions, such…
Descriptors: College Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Organizational Communication, Governing Boards
Lum, Lydia – CURRENTS, 2012
When Tim Clevenger became executive director of the University of Oregon Alumni Association in 2011, he was dismayed to learn that revenue, including paid memberships, was steadily declining. The association staff and board of directors considered multiple strategies to boost earnings, with stabilizing and growing dues revenue high on the list.…
Descriptors: Alumni Associations, Entrepreneurship, Administrator Attitudes, Income
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
For years, New York health-care providers have treated Asian-Americans afflicted by serious, even life-threatening illnesses with ever-increasing frequency. Many doctors in the nation's largest city agreed that Asians seemed particularly at risk for specific health problems, but there was neither research nor statistics supporting physician…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Public Health, Asian Americans, Disproportionate Representation
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses the initiatives of Purdue University President France Cordova in boosting minority and female representation among administration and students and in improving overall undergraduate performance. Dr. France Cordova is by no means the first college president to declare increasing the presence of women and minorities on campus…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, American Indians, Engineering