More than half of college presidents intend to step down in the next five years, as reported in the recent American College President Study from the American Council on Education. The college presidency has become increasingly challenging due to financial issues, declining enrollment, and political tensions. These factors can exhaust leaders and reduce their tenure.
Higher education institutions need a thorough and forward-looking approach to evaluating presidential performance, with a focus on lifting the performance of senior leaders and their teams. In addition to encouraging a warm, honest, and professional relationship between the chief executive and the board, comprehensive or 360 presidential/chancellor evaluations linked to time-oriented compensation policies offer the opportunity to support longer term effective performance.
Attend this webinar to learn more about how effective 360-degree presidential assessments can sustain high performance over a 10-to-12-year presidential term. Participants will gain insights on how to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve individual and organizational effectiveness, including:
- A clearer understanding of roles and core responsibilities
- Consensus on specific objectives and plans to improve presidential performance
- A renewed sense of commitment to the institution’s mission and purpose
- A commitment to expectations for personal philanthropy
- Full alignment between presidents or CEOs and their boards
Natalie Boehm, assistant director, AGB Consulting
Jill Derby, PhD, senior consultant, AGB Consulting, former board chair, Nevada Board of Regents
Mark A. Heckler, PhD, senior consultant, AGB Consulting; president emeritus, Valparaiso University
Terry MacTaggart, PhD, senior consultant and senior fellow, AGB Consulting; former chancellor, Minnesota State University System and University of Maine System