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4 things every aspiring college president needs to know

“I was not interested in being a college president. The first time I had been contacted about it, I said I don’t know if I’m smart enough to be a college president, but I’m smart enough not to want to be a college president,” said DePauw University President Mark McCoy in a recent telephone conversation.

McCoy’s situation is a little different the paths of many to the presidency. Many who take the traditional route through the academy to the president’s office had their sights set there early on.

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