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Author Topic: From Football Coach to College President  (Read 261 times)

Offline klg14

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From Football Coach to College President
« on: July 23, 2021, 09:55:16 AM »
Roger Hughes is one of a growing number of university presidents who came into the role from outside academia.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/07/23/doane-universitys-next-president-former-football-coach
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Re: From Football Coach to College President
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 11:19:04 AM »
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The number of college presidents with experience from outside academia has grown during the past decade. A 2018 study from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that 40.5 percent of college presidents have never held tenured or tenure-track positions. More and more presidents are coming to higher education institutions after spending their careers as businesspeople, military personnel and health-care professionals. That coaches are now part of the mix is unsurprising



WOW! Really fascinating!   :nod:

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Re: From Football Coach to College President
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 02:35:11 PM »
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Offline Ed Cassiere, Xavier (New Orleans)

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Re: From Football Coach to College President
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 09:34:39 AM »
There are at least two coach-to-prez routes in Louisiana:

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones served as Grambling's head baseball coach and president simultaneously for decades

-- Jack Doland (football) at McNeese
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