September 20, 2017

Who’s Writing Those Op-eds?

As of January 2015, I’ve gathered and cataloged almost 600 op-eds by college and university presidents in 2014.  Nearly 200 presidents are represented on the updated list below, which means an average of nearly three published op-eds per president for the year.  (There are some over-achievers in the group who have bumped up that average.)

Here’s a list of every president included in the database, with the number of published op-eds for the year.  I’m highlighting the top 14 – those publishing 10 or more op-eds this past year – before the full alphabetical list.  I’m also providing lists, with links, for all op-eds written by the top 14 (just click on the president’s name).  Note that all sectors of nonprofit higher education are represented in this select group.

(For a comprehensive list of the media outlets in which the 600 op-eds appeared, go to this page.)

Presidents with the Most Published Op-eds in 2014

32 – Michael S.  Roth, President, Wesleyan University

20 – Dustin Swanger, President, Fulton-Montgomery (N.Y.) Community College

19 – Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College

19 – Christopher B.  Nelson, President, St. John’s College, Annapolis

18 – Daniel R.  Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College

17 – Karen  Gross, Former President, Southern Vermont College

15 – Gary A. Olson, President, Daemen College

14 – Patricia  McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University

12 – Robert M.  Myers, President, Toccoa Falls College

11 – John F.  Ebersole, President, Excelsior College

10 – Ricardo  Azziz, President, Georgia Regents University

10 – Robert L. Breuder, President, College of DuPage

10 – Santa J. Ono, President, University of Cincinnati

10 – Bill R.  Path, President, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology


The Full List of Presidents Publishing Op-eds in 2014

(Numbers before the names identify those with more than one published op-ed for the year)

Dennis  Ahlburg, President, Trinity University (Texas)
2 – F. King Alexander, President & Chancellor, Louisiana State University
Joseph A.  Alutto, Former Interim President, Ohio State University
David R.  Anderson, President, St. Olaf College (Minn.)
10 – Ricardo  Azziz, President, Georgia Regents University
MaryAnn  Baenninger, Former President (now president, Drew University), College of St. Benedict (Minn.)
Steven C.  Bahls, President, Augustana College (Ill.)
John  Bassett, President, Heritage University
3 – Bradley W. Bateman, President, Randolph College
Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Rodney D.  Bennett, President, University of Southern Mississippi
6 – Michael Benson, President, Eastern Kentucky University
Ronald  Berkman, President, Cleveland State University
2 – Gene D.  Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
2 – Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
2 – Leon  Botstein, President, Bard College
H. Kim  Bottomly, President, Wellesley College
2 – Thomas J.  Botzman, President, Misericordia
2 – Jonathan M.  Brand, President, Cornell College (Iowa)
3 – Daan  Braveman, President, Nazareth College
5 – Dean L.  Bresciani, President, North Dakota State University
10 – Robert L. Breuder, President, College of DuPage
5 – Michael S.  Brophy, President, Marymount California University
2 – Paul R.  Brown, President, Monmouth University (N.J.)
Edward  Burger, President, Southwestern University (Texas)
Sandra  Caldwell, President, Reedley College (Calif.)
3 – Luis Maria R. Calingo, President, Woodbury University
Robert L.  Caret, Former President, University of Massachusetts
Kyle R.  Carter, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
3 – Joseph I. Castro, President, California State University, Fresno
Greg Christy, President, Northwestern College (Iowa)
James P.  Clements, President, Clemson University
2 – Lisa S.  Coico, President, City College of New York
2 – Mary Sue Coleman, Former President, University of Michigan
2 – Grant Cornwell, President, The College of Wooster
2 – Scott S.  Cowen, Former President, Tulane University
3 – Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
Ronald A. Crutcher, Former President, Wheaton College (Mass.)
Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University
2 – Ronald Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University
4 – Rassoul Dastmozd, President, Saint Paul College — A Community & Technical College
Sean Decatur, President, Kenyon College
James  Dennis, President, McKendree University
5 – Bill  Destler, President, Rochester Institute of Technology
3 – Nicholas B.  Dirks, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley
4 – Stuart  Dorsey, President, Texas Lutheran University
Jim  Doti, President, Chapman University
Helen Drinan, President, Simmons College
Janet  Dudley-Eshbach, President, Salisbury University (Md.)
Robert  Duffett, Former President, Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) (Now president, Eastern University, Pa.)
4 – Donald Eastman, President, Eckerd University
11 – John F.  Ebersole, President, Excelsior College
2 – Michael E.  Engh, President, Santa Clara University
A.  Gabriel Esteban, President, Seton Hall University
Adam F.  Falk, President, Williams College
2 – Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University
William V. Flores, President, University of Houston-Downtown
Charles L.  Flynn Jr., President, College of Mount Saint Vincent (N.Y.)
2 – Thomas P.  Foley, President, Mount Aloysius College
Carol N. Folt, Chancellor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3 – Bobby  Fong, President (Deceased), Ursinus College
Morna  Foy, President, Wisconsin Technical College System
John A.  Fry, President, Drexel University
The Rev. Michael J.  Garanzini, President and CEO, Loyola University Chicago
3 – Jonathan  Gibralter, President, Frostburg State University (Md.)
R.  Barbara Gitenstein, President, The College of New Jersey
4 – Barry Glassner, President, Lewis & Clark College
Robert K.  Glenn, President, Athens State University (Ala.)
17 – Karen  Gross, Former President, Southern Vermont College
Roberto  Gutierrez, President, Klamath Community College (Ore.)
John Haeger, President, Northern Arizona University
Phil  Hanlon, President, Dartmouth College
Patrick T.  Harker, President, University of Delaware
2 – Walter  Harrison, President, University of Hartford
Ann Weaver Hart, President, University of Arizona
Nathan Hatch, President, Wake Forest University
2 – Peyton R.  Helm, President, Muhlenberg College
2 – Susan Henking, President, Shimer College
2 – John L. Hennessy , President, Stanford University
3 – Catharine Bond Hill, President, Vassar College
Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of St. Benedict
David Hodge, President, Miami University, Ohio
Virginia Schaefer Horvath, President, State University of New York at Fredonia
2 – Chris  Howard, President, Hampden-Sydney College
3 – Anne E.  Huot, President, Keene State College
Mark Hussey, Interim President, Texas A&M University
Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
9 – Jackie  Jenkins-Scott, President, Wheelock College
7 – Robert E. Johnson, President, Becker College
Rock Jones, President, Ohio Wesleyan University
Tuajuanda C. Jordan, President, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
7 – Alan Kadish, President, Touro College
2 – Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota
Steven H.  Kaplan, President, University of New Haven
2 – Thomas A.  Kazee, President, University of Evansville
7 – Walter M. Kimbrough, President, Dillard University
4 – Raynard S.  Kington, President, Grinnell College
7 – Arthur F.  Kirk Jr., President, Saint Leo University
3 – William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland
2 – Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
Irene  Kovala, President, Glendale Community College (Ariz.)
3 – Anne  Kress, President, Monroe Community College (N.Y.)
2 – Marvin  Krislov, President, Oberlin College
Leo M. Lambert, President, Elon University
Gloria Cordes  Larson, President, Bentley University
2 – Karen R.  Lawrence, President, Sarah Lawrence College
Fred Lazarus IV, Former President, Maryland Institute College of Art
Steven  Leath, President, Iowa State University
4 – Paul J.  LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University
David W.  Leebron, President, Rice University
L. Jay  Lemons, President, Susquehanna University
2 – Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, President, Centenary College (N.J.)
6 – Wendy Libby, President, Stetson University
Devorah  Lieberman, President, University of La Verne
6 – D. Michael  Lindsay, President, Gordon College
Brian Linnane, President, Loyola University Maryland
Wallace Loh, President, University of Maryland, College Park
William J. Lowe, Chancellor, Indiana University Northwest
3 – Daniel  Lowery, President, Calumet College of St. Joseph
L.  Randolph Lowry III, President, Lipscomb University
Bernie  Machen, President, University of Florida
3 – Kevin J.  Manning, President, Stevenson University (Md.)
Chris  Maples, President, Oregon Institute of Technology
Sally  Mason, President, University of Iowa
Mike Mastroianni, President, Rock Valley College
Ellen  McCulloch-Lovell, President, Marlboro College
Thayne M.  McCulloh, President, Gonzaga University
14 – Patricia  McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
Lex O.  McMillan, President, Albright College
2 – Robert Mendenhall, President, Western Governors University
Charles R.  Middleton, President, Roosevelt University
Cindy  Miles, Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (Calif.)
19 – Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College
Joseph B. Moore, President, Lesley University
Richard A. Moran, President, Menlo College
12 – Robert M.  Myers, President, Toccoa Falls College
2 – Janet Napolitano, President, University of California System
19 – Christopher B.  Nelson, President, St. John’s College, Annapolis
C.L. Max  Nikias, President, University of Southern California
2 – Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Superintendent-President, Long Beach City College (Calif.)
15 – Gary A. Olson, President, Daemen College
2 – Scott  Olson, President, Winona State University (Minn.)
10 – Santa J. Ono, President, University of Cincinnati
David Oxtoby, President, Pomona College
Harris  Pastides, President, University of South Carolina
10 – Bill R.  Path, President, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
2 – Robert W.  Pearigen, President, Millsaps College (Miss.)
David W.  Pershing, President, University of Utah
G.P.”Bud”  Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
John J. Petillo, President, Sacred Heart University
18 – Daniel R.  Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College
Steven Poskanzer, President, Carleton College
Carol E.  Quillen, President, Davidson College
Edward J. Ray, President, Oregon State University
Pamela Trotman  Reid, President, University of Saint Joseph
3 – Janet  Riggs, President, Gettysburg College
Kevin Roberts, President, Wyoming Catholic College
Thomas R. Rochon, President, Ithaca College
2 – Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College
32 – Michael S.  Roth, President, Wesleyan University
J.D.  Rottweiler, President, Cochise College (Ariz.)
2 – John A. Roush, President, Centre College
Kenneth P. Ruscio, President, Washington & Lee University
Lawrence  Schall, President, Oglethorpe University
3 – Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University
2 – Robert A.  Scott, President, Adelphi University
Joel  Seligman, President, University of Rochester
Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami
Bruce Shepard, President, Western Washington University
2 – Lou Anna K.  Simon, President, Michigan State University
3 – David J.  Skorton, President, Cornell University
Thomas J.  Snyder, President, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
3 – Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
4 – Samuel L.  Stanley, Jr., President, Stony Brook University (N.Y.)
Ken  Starr, President, Baylor University
3 – Carl J. Strikwerda, President, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College
20 – Dustin Swanger, President, Fulton-Montgomery (N.Y.) Community College
Beck A. Taylor, President, Whitworth University
Matt  Thompson, President, Kansas Wesleyan University
2 – William E. Troutt, President, Rhodes College
Steve  Turner, President, Northeastern State University (Okla.)
6 – Keith Wade, President & CEO, Webber International University
4 – Adam  Weinberg, President, Denison University
2 – Daniel H. Weiss, President, Haverford College
Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University System
Wim  Wiewel, President, Portland State University
Charles  Wight, President, Weber State University (Utah)
3 – Kevin  Wildes, President, Loyola University (La.)
Jamie Comstock Williamson, Former President, Winthrop University
David Wilson, President, Morgan State University (Md.)
3 – John Silvanus Wilson, President, Morehouse College
M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University
Phyllis M.  Wise, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Timothy M.  Wolfe, President, University of Missouri System
3 – Julie Wollman, President, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Robert  Wyatt, President, Coker College
3 – Richard E. Wylie, President, Endicott College
3 – Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York System