What makes a good college president?

Our Midmorning program is offering a talk on getting good leaders in higher education — a big topic considering that the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are looking for new chiefs.

Here are the guests:

  • Chuck Denny: Former head of ADC Communications and veteran on many university search committees for college executives.
  • Jan Greenwood: Greenwood/Asher and Associates, executive search firm. Former college president and veteran of over 1,000 searches.
  • Mike McPherson: Economist and former president of Macalester College in St. Paul, and currently President of the Spencer Foundation, whose mission is improving education around the world.

I’ll follow along.