Presidential Transitions: It's Not Just the Position, It's the Transition [Ace/Praeger Series on Higher Education]

Presidential Transitions: It's Not Just the Position, It's the Transition [Ace/Praeger Series on Higher Education]

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Presidential Transitions: It's Not Just the Position, It's the Transition [Ace/Praeger Series on Higher Education] by Kathleen D. Gaval, Larry Goldstein, Patrick H. Sanaghan

A presidential transition has a major impact on the life of an institution. Hundreds of presidential transitions take place annually, and when they are not amicable and carefully orchestrated, they can scar both the institution and the president. Sanaghan,Goldstein, and Gaval estimate that more than one-third of the presidential transitions in higher education are involuntary and have a negative effect on the institution. The authors offer practical guidance in this book, which is designed to provide assistance to presidents, trustees, faculty, and other important stakeholder groups and help them avoid the pitfalls of poorly managed transitions. They discuss how, with proper planning, care, and execution, this presidential passage can be an opportunity for a transitioning president, and those who surround him or her, to write a positive chapter in the campus history. Readers will discover that appropriately addressing the anxiety that accompanies major transitions--for both those joining the institution and those already present--is essential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275994082
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Patrick H. Sanaghan is president of The Sanaghan Group, an organizational consulting firm specializing in leadership development, collaborative strategic planning, executive coaching and leadership transitions. He is the co-author/author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, change management, and strategic planning. Larry Goldstein is president of Campus Strategies, LLC, a higher education management consulting firm specializing in financial and organizational services for colleges and universities, governmental entities, and commercial entities serving higher education. Kathleen D. Gaval is vice president for planning, Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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