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Budget Cuts Not the Only Reason Behind Shorter Tenures for College Leaders

College presidents are not staying at their institutions as long as they once were.

The average tenure of college presidents is decreasing across the country, including in Louisiana, for many reasons. State budget crises and diminishing state support for higher education are a big part of the problem, but not the only part.

There are other factors involved, too, like the “graying” of current higher ed leaders who are approaching retirement.