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Carleton's New President

sunmachinesunmachine Registered User Posts: 824 Member
edited April 2010 in Carleton College
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Replies to: Carleton's New President

  • AmericanskiAmericanski Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    I thought it was a pretty surprising pick. I wasn't expecting somebody without a PhD, who was never a full-time professor and who didn't have any experience at a LAC.
  • inatlgainatlga Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    The outgoing president of Grinnell was a lawyer, too (Yale BA and JD). He also taught history. No PhD. Their new president is a doctor. Maybe they want someone who isn't a PhD, deliberately.
  • d'smomd'smom Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
    I believe the new President of Grinnell does have a PHD(see below link) and he is no run of the mill doctor either. He has been the Deputy Director of the NIH (National Institute of Health) and has an amazing resume. See this:

    Grinnell announces 13th President - News | Grinnell College
  • dadx3dadx3 Registered User Posts: 1,559 Senior Member
    Carleton's new president reminds me a bit of Nancy Bekavac, who was by all reports a very successful president of Scripps College from 1990 - 2007. She, also, was a J.D. but not a PhD.

    It may well be that among other characteristics and objectives, successful fundraising was a key issue. According to the publicity blurbs, Poskanzer accomplished a lot in this regard at SUNY New Paltz.

    Although neither are true LACs, both Princeton (where Poskanzer did his undergradute work) and Chicago (where he was assistant to the president) bill themselves, with some justification, as among the most LAC-like research universities.
  • AmericanskiAmericanski Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    Fundraising ability may have been a major factor. I know it was a big part of the reason they picked Oden to replace Steve Lewis.
  • binglebingle Registered User Posts: 427 Member
    Some great video clips. I especially like "What is the place of liberal arts in higher ed?"
  • sunmachinesunmachine Registered User Posts: 824 Member
    This is great (video of event at Carleton announcing new president):

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