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Weekly Wisdom 5/1/23 - Daria J. Willis

Bridget Burns, CEO of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Dr. Daria J. Willis, president at Howard Community College. Since President Willis' last visit to the Weekly Wisdom Podcast, she's changed institutions and has a lot to share about her growth and insights. This time, she talks about common mistakes in a new presidency, challenges for presidents of color, ensuring the board of trustees' support, contract negotiation tips, and cultural resonances and responsibilities of higher ed leadership. Topics include:

  • Practical advice for new higher ed leaders
  • A different set of expectations that women and people of color might face
  • The politics of higher ed leadership
  • Must-haves and nice-to-haves for new presidents
  • Book and program recommendations

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