Richard Freeland, consultant for Maguire Associates



Have you seen this week's piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Richard Freeland?

In it, he discusses the findings of two studies on leadership from Deloitte and the Aspen Institute that try to address two concerns:

  1. How will we ensure that systems for preparing future presidents produce sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled candidates? 
  2. What skills will be required for success in this position as demands on the presidency change?

Be sure to read Richard's analysis along with his take on how institutions and the higher education industry should focus a presidential search.

We are happy to have Richard Freeland as part of the Maguire Associates team. Richard’s background in both the private and public higher education sectors will be a critical asset in supporting institutional leaders as they address these challenges. At Northeastern, he led the transformation of an unselective, low-ranking, locally oriented campus into a highly selective, top-tier national university. As Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, he worked with public community colleges and four-year universities competing in the most crowded academic marketplace in the United States. 

As he states, "There is no question that the number of demands on presidents have been growing." See how he and we can help you navigate this difficult climate.

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