Good Fortune Next Time: Life, Death, Irony, And The Administration Of Very Small Colleges by Will WoottonGood Fortune Next Time: Life, Death, Irony, And The Administration Of Very Small Colleges by Will Wootton

Good Fortune Next Time: Life, Death, Irony, And The Administration Of Very Small Colleges

byWill Wootton

Paperback | December 22, 2017

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There may never have been a funnier or more honest account of life in higher education." - Jonathan Larsen, former editor of High Timesand the Village Voice"Will Wootton reminds us of the joys and the value of small liberal arts colleges [and] why we should fight - as he did mightily - for their survival." - Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President and CEO of Southern New Hampshire UniversityWill Wootton, at various junctures in his life, has been a horse wrangler in Colorado, a sous-chef in southern Vermont, and the editor of a Chinese-English newspaper in Boston. While Good Fortune Next Timetouches on these endeavors, its real focus is on the joys and tribulations of administering small liberal arts colleges in New England. This literary memoir tracks Wootton's twenty-nine- year odyssey through the halls of academia, ending with his six years as president of Sterling College in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, where he paces back and forth on the "porch of worry," coaxing the small but beloved college back to life.Will Woottonserved as President of Sterling College from 2006 to 2012. Before then, he was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Montserrat College of Art, and for nineteen years he was at Marlboro College. Wootton has published articles in the Chronicle of Higher Educationand recently a chapter from Good Fortune Next Timein the Santa Fe Writers Project. He and his wife Lulu live in Craftsbury Common, Vermont."
Will Wootton was President of Sterling College ? the smallest liberal arts college in the nation ? from 2006 to 2012. The college, located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont (the Northeast Kingdom, as well as the college, was facing dire financial prospects and possible closure when he arrived). In relatively short order, Wootton was succes...
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Title:Good Fortune Next Time: Life, Death, Irony, And The Administration Of Very Small CollegesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 22, 2017Publisher:Mandel Vilar PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942134355

ISBN - 13:9781942134350

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'There may never have been a funnier or more honest account of life in higher education.' -Jonathan Larsen, former editor of High Times and the Village Voice'Will Wootton reminds us of the joys and the value of small liberal arts colleges... (and) why we should fight ? as he did mightily ? for their survival.' Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President and CEO of Southern New Hampshire University