Much discussion over the last months about the troubles of Bob Kerrey, former politician, in his new role as President of the New School in New York. The question being asked is this: How could someone that survived the horrors of Vietnam, navigated the U.S. Senate, and ran for U.S. President not be able to successfully tackle the relatively small matter of leading a university.
Those that work in traditional universities might be willing to venture a guess.
Jennifer Season, writing in the March 03 edition of New York Magazine provides an interesting glimpse into Bob Kerrey’s challenge and the unique demands of university leadership.
New York Times article (Dec 08) on Bob Kerrey at The New School