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Headlines show governance failing at prestigious institutions. 
 Beware.  Best practices include conducting annual board training in which board members are re-familiarized with the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience, and introduced to new tools such as the skills matrix for recruiting new board members.

Christian Colleges and Universities: Do You Have a Governance Crisis?

Higher ed is at a crossroads with many things, but especially board governance. One must look no further than the daily headlines — the sexual assault at Michigan State and their interim president’s latest comments about the victims, or the University of Maryland’s issues with the death of a football player and its board overruling […]

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We may not know the future leaders of our school, but we can do much to prevent future mission drift.  
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Shoot the Pirates: And Three Other Strategies for Safeguarding Your School’s Mission (Part 2)

What do Christian colleges have in common with corporate America? Mission drift. So pervasive is this problem that it got the attention of the witty writers at The Onion, a satirical “news” publication. In a 2012 article, a fictitious CEO explains that his “company was built on tradition—a set of values systematically phased out the […]

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