Presidencies Derailed is the first book to explore in depth why university presidencies fail and how university and college leadership can forestall, if t prevent, future leadership failures. Former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with professor Gerald B. Kauvar and former chancellor E. Grady Bogue, organize, classify, and explain patterns of leadership failures, drawing on firsthand testimonies from derailed university presidents, sixteen case studies in four sectors of higher education, and reviews of the scholarly literature on leadership failures in the public and private sectors.
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was a long-serving president of George Washington University and the former president of the University of Hartford. He is author of Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education, Reflections on Higher Education, and Speaking His Mind: Five Years of Commentary on Higher Education. Gerald B. Kauvar is research professor of public policy and public administration and special assistant to the president emeritus at George Washington University. E. Grady Bogue was chancellor of Louisiana State University in Shreveport and author of Quality and Accountability in Higher Education: Improving Policy, Enhancing Performance.
Gerald B. Kauvar, Grady E. Bogue, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg