The College President

The College President

The College President

The College President

Excerpt

This book is a study in human nature. The human nature which it seeks to study is embodied in a personality known as the president of an American college or university. In no small part, the volume comes out of a direct experience as president, covering many years. With the experience, of course, goes along, both as cause and result, a certain measure of observation, reflection, feeling and conclusion. It is clear, enough, moreover, that the observation, reflection, feeling and conclusion largely serve to constitute the experience.

Yet, the book has a look toward the future, as well as toward the past. Its writing has been quickened by the hope that possibly it might help a bit to a more appreciative understanding of the office of the chief executive of the higher education, and, therefore, to the progress of that education itself.

For, the president of the future is quick in my heart, as I write this preface--as he has also been present in my thought in the writing of the concluding chapter. In the University of Paris, in the early medieval period, the old master, in instituting the new master for its headship, gave to him a biretta as the badge of authority, a ring, symbol of his . . .

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