Wednesday, April 17
Pat Jackson Lecture and Dinner/Presentation of the 2013 Advocate for Higher Education Award
We have reached a watershed moment in the annals of American higher education. Our colleges and universities, especially public institutions, now face a daunting combination of pressures. They include the progressive erosion of funding, the demand for greater affordability, intensified focus on efficiency, and the promise and risks of emerging technologies. These pressures may push some universities to the brink of collapse, while others will adapt to the new realities of our era and consequently emerge as stronger, more productive engines of teaching, research and service. In this environment, effective leadership has never been more important. University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will discuss varying styles of leadership and how officials in higher education can create a culture of leadership within their institutions.
Teresa A. Sullivan, Ph.D. is president at the University of Virginia.