Out in Front: The College President as the Face of the Institution by Lawrence V. WeillOut in Front: The College President as the Face of the Institution by Lawrence V. Weill

Out in Front: The College President as the Face of the Institution

EditorLawrence V. WeillContribution byThomas C. Meredith, Susan S

Hardcover | February 16, 2009

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Out in Front provides college and university presidents, especially new presidents, as well as aspiring presidents, with insight on how to be the public face of the college or university. While many programs and books provide opportunities for developing leadership skills, very little is available on just what is involved in being the one person that everyone immediately associates with the school. For many presidents, this ends up being a kind of trial by fire experience. This book fills that gap by providing first hand insights from sitting presidents in higher education on how to deal with some of the most pressing day-to-day situations that leaders in higher education face.
Lawrence V. Weill assumed his duties as the second president of Gordon College on April 1, 2002. Dr. Weill holds degrees in mathematics, humanities, and higher education. He taught English and philosophy for twenty-five years in several community colleges in Kentucky, as well as being a dean of academic affairs. Dr. Weill has published...
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Title:Out in Front: The College President as the Face of the InstitutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1 pages, 9.37 × 6.34 × 0.93 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607090767

ISBN - 13:9781607090762

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The President and The Family Chapter 2 The President - Student Connection Chapter 3 The President and Parents Chapter 4 The President, the Alumni, and Fund-Raising Chapter 5 The President and the Senior Staff Chapter 6 The President and the Faculty Chapter 7 The President, the Board, and the System Chief Executive Officer: A Unique Set of Relationships Chapter 8 The President and Town-Gown Relations Chapter 9 The President and the Press Chapter 10 The President and Unions

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Theodore Roosevelt stated that 'The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.' Therefore, it should be no surprise that the successful presidency is about building and maintaining healthy, lasting relationships between the institution's chief representation and its stakeholders and potential critics. As a former three-time college president, I strongly advocate that Out in Front is a must read for aspiring presidents and a valuable refresher to sitting presidents.