The Globe noted an important but often-overlooked trend in higher education (“Vacancies may open door for more diverse college leaders,” Page A1, July 6). These openings, from Harvard to Rhode Island College to Concord Community College in New Hampshire, offer an important opportunity to diversify college leadership. Even with an increasing demand for college-educated workers, our nation’s college enrollments have been declining for a decade. Those twin trends threaten our nation’s economic future and are likely to continue unless presidents lead differently, making sure their colleges deliver more degrees of more value to an increasingly diverse population.
July 12, 2022