The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2016
Such conflicts highlight how important it is for presidents to feel comfortable with their cabinets, said Jill Derby, a consultant with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. "A president has a right to choose his or her cabinet, and in fact to feel that that cabinet is aligned with the president’s vision," Ms. Derby said. "If there is someone that opposes it, and then in back channels they go to the board and establish relationships, then that is a governance failure, and that doesn’t work." A shared vision between the president, his or her cabinet, and the board is critical to successful governance, added Ms. Derby.