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ISU Provost Olson co-edits book ‘The Future of Higher Education’

Posted June 12, 2009

On Tuesday, June 9, Paradigm Publishers released a collection of essays written by experienced academic leaders, co-edited by Idaho State University Provost Gary Olson.

“The Future of Higher Education: Perspectives from America’s Academic Leaders” is a compilation of 22 essays written by prominent experts in higher education. The authors attempt to envision where higher education in the U.S. is heading and why.

Gary OlsonOlson, a national commentator on higher education, and his co-editor, John Presley, assembled renowned leaders in higher education to write chapters for the book, including university presidents, chancellors of university systems, state-level commissioners of higher education, leaders of professional organizations, and internationally eminent scholars.

“I believe that as university administrators we need to approach our jobs with the same intellectual curiosity and rigor that we do our areas of study,” Olson said. “This book is meant to provoke thought about how we might steer our institutions into the future.”

Paradigm will release a paperback edition of the book in 2010.