President Chabotar Addresses Board Duties in Chronicle Column
President Kent Chabotar’s column, “The Old Work of the New Board,” was published by The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 3.
In the column, the President Chabotar offers seven key points he has learned from serving as president and chief financial officer at Guilford and Bowdoin College and teaching the Association of Governing Boards’ seminar for new trustees and finance at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, including its seminar for new presidents.
Chabotar comments, “Presidents need a board’s best thinking and oversight, while not expecting trustees to do the work for which administrators and faculty members are appointed and paid.”
The president writes regularly for national higher education publications. He was a contributor to a new book, Transforming Undergraduate Education: Theory That Compels and Practices That Succeed, that is scheduled for publication in November.