Transforming a college : the story of a little-known college's strategic climb to national distinction / George Keller ; with a new foreword by Leo M. Lambert
- Keller, George, 1928-2007
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
- Updated edition.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 146 pages ; 22 cm
- Up from the ashes -- New leader, new initiatives -- Student life and pleasures -- Elevating the academics -- Financing the rise -- Fruits and ironies of success -- Analysis of an ascent -- Afterword, by Leo M. Lambert.
- Publisher description: Forty years ago, North Carolina's Elon College was struggling to attract students and remain solvent. Today Elon has emerged as one of America's most desirable colleges. How did this transformation happen? What can other colleges and universities learn from Elon's remarkable turnaround? Taking a new approach to the study of higher education, George Keller examines the decisions made by Elon's administration, trustees, and faculty to transform a school with a limited endowment into a top regional university. Using Elon as a case study, Keller sheds light on high-stakes competition among America's colleges and universities -- where losers face contraction or closure and winners gain money, talented students, and top faculty.
- 9781421414973 (alk. paper)
142141497X (alk. paper)
9781421414478 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1421414473 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Includes index.
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