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Don’t Count on Trustees

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about college and university trustees and conclude that it’s a mistake to expect them to do much to steer their schools in a better direction. I find the case of T. J. Rodgers to be informative. As a Dartmouth board member, he was stymied in his desire to improve his school’s educational quality, but as a business CEO, he could insist on a board where the members had expertise and weren’t afraid to tell him when he was making a mistake.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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