Why College Trustees?

Dana, Ellis Huntington
May 1947
Journal of Higher Education;May1947, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p259
Academic Journal
The article reports on the duties of trustees and the ways of increasing their usefulness to the college or university they serve. The trustees are known to raise and invest funds, hold and manage properties, choose a president, help keep the educational programs in touch with the times, appoint faculty members and grant degrees. Suggestions as to how trustees may become better informed and more effective are presented. They include the formation of a strategy committee, expansion of a committee on development of trustees, election of special-term trustees with special standing, privileges and duties, and invitations for the trustees to disseminate information about the college.


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