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March 17, 2024

Higher Education Leadership in Challenging Times: The Year Ahead

At the National Center’s 51st Annual National Conference, “New Crossroads in Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations in Higher Education and the Professions,” Ithaka S+R Managing Director and former President of Vassar College Catharine Bond Hill will speak on a panel with Ann Kurschner (Hunter College), Daniel Greenstein (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education), Frederick P. Schaffer (former general counsel, CUNY), in a discussion on higher education leadership in challenging times. The session will take place on Sunday, March 17 at…
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April 12, 2022

Catharine Bond Hill at the National Conference on Trusteeship

Govern for Student Success: Leadership Beyond Disruption

On Tuesday, April 12, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on the opening plenary panel at the National Conference on Trusteeship. The panel will be moderated by Carlton Brown, former president of Clark Atlanta University and Savannah State University, and the other speakers include Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; David Huntley, trustee of Southern Methodist University; and Miriam “Mim” Pride, trustee of Berea College and president emeritus of Blackburn College. The conference is being held virtually and…
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February 23, 2022

Discerning New Directions in the New Normal

Catharine Bond Hill at the ACAD Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, February 23, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on the plenary panel, “Discerning New Directions in the New Normal,” at the American Conference of Academic Deans’ Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. The panel will take place from 3:30 – 4:45 pm. More information about the event is available on the conference website. About the plenary: Facilitator: Michael K. Wanous, ACAD Chair and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern State University Panelists: Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill,…
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March 20, 2020

Leading in a Time of Uncertainty

Some Reflections

The COVID-19 public health crisis gripping the world today has been a sprint for leaders over the past week or two, making urgent decisions about closing facilities, virtualizing the workforce, and providing services online. In the weeks and months ahead, we will face a full marathon, with colleagues, services, and in some cases businesses needing care and tending in a period of great uncertainty.  In a public health emergency, every organization must ensure it is caring…
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January 27, 2020

Leading Change: Senior Leaders Examine What is Possible

Catharine Bond Hill Speaks at the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice Conference

On Monday, January 27, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on “Leading Change: Senior Leaders Examine What is Possible” at the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice Conference in Los Angeles. She will be joined by Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education. The conference theme is “Reclaiming Public Trust in Admissions and Higher Education.” For more information and to register, please see the conference website.
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August 12, 2019

Leading Innovation: A Workshop for Department Chairs

Department chairs help make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly play a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is typically the first rung on the ladder to senior leadership in academia, many take on the position without the necessary training or mentorship. The Chronicle of Higher Education and Ithaka S+R have teamed up to provide a workshop that helps department chairs meet the challenges of their role, whether managing faculty, allocating…
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July 20, 2017

Training for a Tough Job: The Community College Presidency Pipeline

To say that the community college presidency is in flux is no overstatement. Many existing community college presidents have been reaching retirement age at a time when both the traditional presidential pipeline and rigorous leadership training programs have narrowed. At the same time, there has been a wave of community college president resignations and terminations, leading to warranted concerns about a shortage of qualified candidates who can tackle the increasingly challenging role. Leadership matters. And high-quality sustained leadership is important…
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July 20, 2016

Ithaka S+R Welcomes Catharine Bond Hill

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share the news announced today that Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill will be the new Managing Director of Ithaka S+R. Cappy, who has served as president of Vassar College for the past decade, is a passionate believer in high-quality education for students at every socioeconomic level. Having served on the ITHAKA Board for the past several years, she knows Ithaka S+R quite well already and her interests, research, and leadership align well with our…
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July 20, 2016

Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill to Lead Renowned Higher Education Research and Strategy Group, Ithaka S+R

This press release appeared today on the ITHAKA website. July 20, 2016 – New York, NY – ITHAKA, the not-for-profit leader in advancing and preserving knowledge and improving education worldwide, announced today that Vassar College President Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill will join the organization as Managing Director of its research and consulting service, Ithaka S+R. Hill, one of higher education’s most impactful college presidents and an accomplished economist, will lead Ithaka S+R’s national work as a partner and trusted source…
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February 29, 2016

Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Innovation

Lessons from Ithaka S+R’s Case Studies

Last week, Ithaka S+R released a report on the findings of its first Higher Ed Insights survey. The survey collected the opinions of 96 higher education experts on the state of undergraduate education, and ways to make it more effective and affordable. One of the most interesting findings was that a high percentage of respondents identified institutional culture or structures as the most substantial barriers to innovation. While this finding struck me as interesting, it did not surprise me.