Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dissertation: Evaluating and supportng the president

All the literature stresses that board must simultaneously support and evaluate the president. At all three colleges, however, board members stressed supporting over evaluating. This was most notable at one college:

"I think it’s truly become [the president's] board at this point," one trustee said. Another said, “I truly believe a board is simply there to support its president or support its leader.” When asked what one should do if one couldn’t support the president, this trustee replied, “Get off the board.”

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