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More college presidents hail from outside academia

Vital skills honed in business world

By Mary Carmichael
Globe Staff / May 14, 2012
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A growing number of colleges are tapping presidents with backgrounds outside academia. Many believe the trend is a symptom of the increasing corporatization of higher education as colleges, particularly smaller ones with lackluster or limited endowments, struggle to steady their finances and attract students willing and able to pay high tuition.

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