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In Trust newsletter logo June 28, 2013

The cost of consensus

Does the social situation of working on a board influence how difficult issues are concluded?

Beyond just the oft-discussed phenomenon of groupthink, can subtle social pressures lead boards to make decisions that teeter on the edge of unethical?

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Planning a new campus

Union Charlotte
With the declining number of students hitting up seminaries for education, and the average student age rising, schools need to be even more careful about planning new campuses.


Signs and portents?

Dead EndA small private college in Virginia has closed; could this mean anything for your school?

Well, perhaps.

“The pending closure is credit negative for a small subset of the higher-education sector with similar attributes to other closed colleges: very small, private colleges with a high reliance on student charges, indistinct market positions, and limited donor support,” Moody’s analysts said.

Seminaries, beware!


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Sioux Falls Seminary, an evangelical and inter-denominational seminary affiliated with the North American Baptist Conference, has begun a search to find its next president.
Seminary highlights:
• New building completed in 2009
• 360 part-time and full-time students
• Approximately 30 graduates annually
• 17 part-time and full-time resident faculty members
• Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
• Six degree programs offered
• $3 million annual budget
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