May 13, 2020 Feature

Why Government Lawyers Are Appealing Candidates for College and University Presidencies

By Patricia E. Salkin

The profile of college and university presidents is changing, and lawyers are emerging as a new cohort of higher education leaders. There are many pathways to the presidency for lawyers, and one strong commonality in the background of the modern lawyer president is experience in government. This is not surprising, given the shared skill set required for successful government lawyers and successful campus leaders.

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