University Professor and leadership expert Warren Bennis was asked by The Washington Post to assess the leadership of college presidents in embracing new technology and innovative teaching.
Bennis, a Distinguished Professor of Business at the USC Marshall School of Business, took part in the national search to find a successor to USC President Steven B. Sample, which resulted in the decision to promote Provost C. L. Max Nikias.
“I had the opportunity to review countless resumes and interview a fair number of sitting presidents and provosts,” said Bennis, founder of the USC Leadership Institute. “It’s no accident that we selected our incumbent provost, a doctorate in electrical engineering and a maven of all manner of innovative technologies and teaching methods.”
Bennis said college leadership faces many challenges, including an economy that “will require more efficiencies of every kind and still-to-be-imagined jobs.”
For more information, visit http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/panelists/2010/05/national-inflection-points.html
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