When the president’s daughter is a student: Dad’s view

February 13, 2012

Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2012.

With the fall semester in the rearview mirror, I can honestly say that balancing the roles of college president and college parent was not as easy as I thought it would be. It’s not that my daughter and I ran into any major problems, but I did have to be very conscious of separating the personal from the professional. Read more

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I'm the lucky individual who carries the title, 21st president of Central College in Pella, Iowa. My wife Tammy and I have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Greta. Passionate about higher education and the issues facing it and the world today, I hope to invoke an engaging conversation with all who are ready to dig in, make a difference and build for the future. Share your thoughts. I'm listening and interested.