The Business of Being a University Chancellor

You’re a university regent. An empty front office means you and your fellow board members need a new chancellor, someone to run the business side so your president, an academician who has written 137 scholarly articles and four books, can concentrate on education.

Your operation burns through money and the new chief’s job will be to find more of it. If yours is a private school, that means the boss will be occupied with catering to affluent people — alumni, parents of students, and alumni parents of students. Oh, and people who’ll sponsor the kind of research or ...

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