Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time passes on Shirley T. with list of 10 best presidents

Another day, another list of college-related rankings.

Today, we turn to Time Magazine, which has created a list of "The 10 Best College Presidents" in the country.

Noticeably absent from the list? One Shirley Marie Tilghman. That aside, here's a list of the folks they chose:

1. E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University.
2. John Sexton, New York University
3. Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan
4. Michael Crow, Arizona State University- Tempe
5. Scott Cowen, Tulane University
6. Ronald Liebowitz, Middlebury College
7. Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland
8. Eduardo Padron, Miami Dade College
9. Juliet Garcia, University of Texas-Brownsville
10. Mark Yudof, University of California


Anonymous said...

You do realize that there is not a UC Oakland, right? Oakland is just where the headquarters of the UC system is located.

Daily Princetonian Web Staff said...

Thanks, its fixed.

Anonymous said...

Was anyone expecting otherwise?

joiseyfan said...

The naming of Gee is a gigantic joke that calls this entire escapade into question.

His rapacious tenure at Brown, followed by a sudden decamping for $$ at Vanderbilt after two years, is one of the great low points in the history of academic management.

Or are we just ignoring the 20th century for convenience's sake?

Anonymous said...

This list is ridiculous. UT-Brownsville and Miami Dade? I'm going to go buy this magazine and find out why their presidents are on the top ten list. I think Time's criteria may be different from mine.

jmdiaz10 said...

This list is based on presidents who have stepped into universities with serious problems, and they have managed to salvage the place. Princeton has never been in such dire straits because it is generally a well-managed university. The real question is why these schools were allowed to steer of course by their Board of Trustees in the first place. I can speak for NYU only, and I can tell you that it is hardly the paradigm of good management that Time magazine makes it out to be. John Sexton is constantly in search of money and programs to keep the place afloat, instead of addressing the core problems with NYU's structure.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking all over for this!