Sunday, October 25, 2015

It’s a revolving door for top leadership in Louisiana higher education. Is the budget—or something else to blame? GABRIELLE BRAUD, Baton Rouge Business Report

The revolving door, island hoping, career advancement—all are phrases used to describe a trend in frequent turnover among top leadership at Louisiana universities. Over the past two years, almost 20% of the state’s private colleges experienced a change in chancellor or president, while nearly 25% of Louisiana’s 32 public institutions took on new top leadership, a Business Report analysis of staffing indicates. National experts say these numbers aren’t unique to Louisiana and are indicative of larger shifts happening in the higher education talent pool. However, they can be troubling as frequent changes in leadership cause turbulence to ripple through a university’s system.

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