Weekly Wisdom 12/12/22 - Javier Reyes

Bridget Burns, CEO of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Dr. Javier Reyes, Interim Chancellor at the University of Illinois Chicago, one of the UIA's newest member institutions. Chancellor Reyes talks about his leadership style, expectations he's faced, lessons he's learning from the experience as interim, and how future administrators might best prepare for this kind of leadership. Topics include:

  • The expectations vs. realities of accepting an interim position

  • How higher ed administrators can and should be prepared for top leadership positions

  • Why an interim chancellor is so much more than just a caretaker

  • How Dr. Reyes will rethink his role as provost after his term as chancellor concludes

  • Checking your own perceptions and ensuring that everyone is on the same page

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