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The Winds of FreedomAddressing Challenges to the University$
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Gerhard Casper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196917

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196917.001.0001

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. Roles of a University President

. Roles of a University President

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(p.1) 1. Roles of a University President
Source:
The Winds of Freedom
Author(s):

Gerhard Casper

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196917.003.0001

This chapter presents a speech by former Stanford University president Gerhard Casper outlining the roles of a university president. He describes how being a university president involves at least nine jobs: (i) college president, (ii) university president, (iii) trustee, (iv) fiduciary for alumni relations and for fund-raising, (v) educator, (vi) scholar in university service, (vii) public figure, (viii) social worker, and (ix) entertainer.

Keywords:   speeches, Stanford University, university president, job description

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