Presidential Transitions

Friday, June 15, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presidential Transitions

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the phrase “change is the only constant,” and managing communications in higher education is a great testament to that. The average tenure of college presidents has been on the decline over the last decade and is now only seven years. This panel will share their experiences, insights, and best practices for communications during presidential transitions. You’ll hear how stewarding the transition of and honoring a departing president is equally as important as facilitating the transition for the incoming president. The panelists will discuss media strategy, internal and external announcements, celebratory events, preparing incoming leadership on critical vs. urgent issues, and more.