Jan 31, 2017 02:33 PM EST
Here’s What College Presidents Actually Do
Leadership, in any organization, can make a difference. Anywhere we go, leadership matters, and good university presidents are what colleges and universities need to address many biggest issues students face in higher education.
Among the biggest challenges that confront college students involve the management of resources including the constant rise of tuition fees and other education costs, and college presidents have the power to do initiatives to handle these.Their job is to be a leader not only on campus, but also off-campus, according to ABC Action News, and they are expected to meet with students as well as faculties to address all concerns possible.Their role does not end the moment they step out of school because it's a 24/7 job.To have an idea about their roles and responsibilities, here's a sneak peek of their day to day activities, according to USA Today College.
Tuition hikes are not the only way colleges boost revenue, which is why presidents dedicate a lot of their time to make sure funds are secured by courting donors and hosting fundraisers. One of the top strategies public and private institutions employ is increasing their fund raising activities.
Presidents are also tasked to make sure they are able to manage the budget well. College is expensive and presidents are there to handle financial burdens. They spend time when it comes to budgeting and financial planning duties.
Whenever emergencies, disasters and unforeseen events occur in colleges and universities, college presidents are the ones who serve as the voice of the institution so that they can clearly communicate with the campus and the public. Their role and ability to address and solve problems are essential most especially in the trying times; this is when their leadership skills are being tested and harnessed.
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