Content Type: Daily Briefing
126 college and university presidents discussed the future of work during our Presidential Experience Lab, EAB’s signature event for college and university presidents to take inspiration from out-of-industry exemplars to consider thought-provoking concepts, lessons and trends to help shape their leadership efforts and institutional strategy.
Dr. Joseph Castro, chancellor of California State University, discusses how his experience as a first-generation student led him to pursue a career in higher education and how it has made him a more compassionate leader.
Dr. Nathan Grawe, author of Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, discusses his follow-up book The Agile College. He shares how COVID has impacted his forecasts plus insights from proactive institutions grappling with the effects of demographic change.
Lisa Gevelber, the founder of Grow with Google, dispels the myth that the program presents a threat to higher ed. Instead, says Gevelber, Google is working with community colleges and universities, as well as CTE high schools, on what could become a “game changer” for job seekers.
President Fayneese Miller of Hamline University discusses nurturing a campus that sees racial justice not as an overnight project, but an enduring commitment for the university and the community at-large.
Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the California State University system, explains the values that guided his decision to move education online this fall, how his campuses are addressing the pandemic’s outsized impact on the most vulnerable students, and what he remains hopeful about.
President E. Gordon Gee of West Virginia University calls on other universities to respond to the pandemic crisis by becoming more agile and effective than ever before.
President Ann McElaney-Johnson of Mount Saint Mary’s University shares how she led her campus through a wildfire—and how the experience informed her response to COVID-19.
“Our people are afraid, whether it’s our board members, faculty, staff, students, or members of our community. But I am hopeful and confident that information can help us overcome fear,” says Dr. Melinda Treadwell, president of Keene State College.
Students with a low GPA at this university had a graduation rate below 10%. Here’s how student success leaders implemented a summer program to not only improve students’ academic standing, but also reframe their academic stumble as a learning opportunity.