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What's your chief executive worth? And why? 

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A recent piece in the Harvard Business Review examines concerns over executive compensation as a cultural phenomenon. The author asks: Why is it socially acceptable for the symphony director in a major city to make a million dollars while the head of the neighborhood charity is expected to make a pittance? The answer, the author concludes, is the "curse of proximity."

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In Trust board election results 

Since becoming a supporting organization to its membership in July 2009, In Trust has adopted the bylaws and procedures to ensure that it is governed by its membership through election of directors. This year, 110 ballots representing 69% of the electorate of 159 schools were returned.  

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Report reveals weaknesses in faculty-trustee relationship 

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges recently released a new report on the role of faculty and trustees in shared governance.

From the report's executive summary:

The vitality and viability of institutional governance are threatened when faculty-board relations suffer; as demands for greater accountability continue, especially with respect to educational quality, boards will benefit from efforts to obtain faculty insight.

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Conflict on purpose

Sometimes it's helpful to ask what a school's "culture of niceness" conceals.

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Top 10 smart moves

A nonprofit attorney offers a list of "Top 10 Smart Moves Great Nonprofit CEOs Make (From a Lawyer's Perspective)", which includes an interesting blend of legal advice and leadership wisdom that may benefit leaders in theological education.

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P a i d  A n n o u n c e m e n t

Campbell University Divinity School  

Position Announcement:
Dean

Campbell University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of its Divinity School.

As a leading private university in North Carolina, Campbell is composed of schools of divinity, arts and sciences, education, business, law, and pharmacy and health
sciences. Its excellent Divinity School, established in 1995, is already widely recognized
for producing graduates well-prepared for Christian ministry.

The anticipated starting date for the new Dean is July 1, 2010. Review of nominations and applications began on January 25, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons are invited to visit Campbell University Divinity School’s website.

Initial application materials, to include a letter of interest and a current curriculum vita,
should be sent to
deansearch@campbell.edu. All nominations and applications will be held in confidence.

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