president2presidentWelcome to the 2017-2018 edition of President to President, a thought leadership series offering perspectives from university presidents for university presidents on the challenges faced in higher education. This year’s series, titled “How Disruptive Innovation is Shaping the Next-Gen Campus and Enabling Student Success,” will focus on how on how institutions are innovating in order to secure the future and ensure positive business outcomes, all while enhancing the student experience on campus.

Chapter 7: African American/Black Student Populations: Cutting-Edge Models for Best Practice by Kenneth Atwater Ph.D.

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM


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In response to the theories surrounding Black student achievement and low enrollment of Black male college students, we developed the "Four Pillars of Academic Achievement" based on best practices and theories from an extensive literature review on college retention and completion.

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Chapter 6: Guiding Cycles of Transformational Innovation by Pamela R. Fox Ph.D.

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM


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Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University (MBU) celebrated its 175th anniversary in academic year 2016-17. It was a year of celebration and reflection upon our deep foundation. It was also a year of metamorphosis, culminating eight years of significant changes following the 2008 global economic recession.

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Chapter 5: Staying True to Mission and History: University of Detroit Mercy's Role in the Revitalization of a Historic City and Its Communities by Antoine M. Garibaldi Ph.D.

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM


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Nearly 20 years into the 21st century, university presidents are developing potential solutions to ensure their institutions' sustainability and viability for future decades.

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