Leading the Public University: Essays, Speeches, and Commentary

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West Virginia University Press, 2007 - Education - 429 pages

Leading the Public University provides an account of the challenges faced by public higher education through the eyes of a man who spent over a decade as the head of a major public university. This compilation of essays, speeches, and articles written during the administration of David C. Hardesty, Jr., depicts the history of West Virginia University during the twelve-year period that he led from 1995-2007 while representing the communication tools he used to achieve cultural change and to advance the university's official agenda.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS
1
TEN CHARACTERISTICS OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
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LIFELONG LEARNING FOR LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS
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About the author (2007)

David C. Hardesty, Jr., served as president of his undergraduate alma mater, West Virginia University, from 1995-2007. He also holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Law School. His presidency has been recognized for its student-centered initiatives and its commitment to West Virginia's economic development. Enrollment, research activity, and endowments also grew rapidly under his leadership.

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