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College Presidents: Voices Of Civic Virtue And The Common Good Of Democracy, Stephen Nelson Nov 2012

College Presidents: Voices Of Civic Virtue And The Common Good Of Democracy, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

America’s colleges and universities have contributed significantly to civic virtue and the common good of democracy. College presidents undergird this heritage by affirming the relationship of education to fundamental civic virtues and values of democracy. Contemporary presidents and their actions navigating controversies and issues are exemplary of this continuing commitment today despite the challenges of increasing pluralism and diversity. The argument presented is that presidents can and should use the values of the academy to express their voice to respond to these situations and to recreate a civil religion capable of maintaining the civic virtue and common good of ...


College And University Presidents: Authentic Leadership Principles And The Navigation Of Crisis, Stephen Nelson Nov 2012

College And University Presidents: Authentic Leadership Principles And The Navigation Of Crisis, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

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Presidential Creeds And Character, Stephen Nelson Nov 2012

Presidential Creeds And Character, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

An excerpt from the book "Leaders in Labyrinth: College Presidents and the Battleground of Creeds and Convictions," by Stephen J. Nelson, is presented.


The Crucible Of Crisis: Three Presidents Confront The Perfect Storm, Stephen Nelson Aug 2007

The Crucible Of Crisis: Three Presidents Confront The Perfect Storm, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

This article, based on interviews with the presidents of Dillard and Xavier Universities and Tougaloo College, examines their leadership in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The ways they led their communities reveal both points of commonality and discrete leadership styles and approaches.


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part V, Stephen Nelson Feb 2003

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part V, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

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Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Iii, Stephen Nelson Oct 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Iii, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

One thing which presidents are supposed to do, to know and understand, and, most importantly, to be able to communicate to various publics and constituencies both within and beyond the gates is the true, lasting values, and importance of education. Shortly after the September 11th attacks, Roseann Runte, President of Old Dominion University, reflected on these important considerations for educators, now in the "new" context of the sensitivities and vulnerabilities, but also urgencies created by the unprecedented attacks by enemies on American soil.


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Ii, Stephen Nelson Sep 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Ii, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

Beyond these demands on their personal lives and those of their partners and families of presidents are the larger, and in many ways more difficult, relentless passages which must be navigated in the life of institutions and in the office of the president. These are the points of intersection, to name just a few of the forces, between and among leadership dynamics, the organizational culture of the college, its institutional saga, its diverse and often competing constituencies, and its stated and unstated mission and purpose. Here the very real politics and the necessary use of human capital takes place. Frank ...


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values, Stephen Nelson Aug 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

The ideas and thoughts of college and university presidents are most frequently and primarily known through their public roles and rhetoric. Over the past few years nearly three dozen college and university presidents have written diaries for public view as part of the Journal of College and Character. These presidential reflections provide a unique and rare opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes view of the contemporary presidency, and of the leadership and values of presidents. This article is based on research of the words and impressions of these presidents in these public diaries. Using the perspectives revealed by the presidents, the ...


The Crucible Of Leadership, Stephen Nelson Mar 2001

The Crucible Of Leadership, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

Presents the stories of two college presidents, the challenges they faced, the actions they took, and the price they paid. Disastrous financial situation inherited by Brown University President Donald Horning in 1970; Volatile situation encountered by Wellesley College President Diana Chapman.